The Ricciardi Lab at McGill University ( is looking for a graduate student at the PhD or MSc level to investigate the impacts of invasive fishes and invertebrates on freshwater food webs under the context of climate warming. This project examines two major environmental stressors acting on aquatic ecosystems and is highly relevant to risk assessment and aquatic conservation.

The new student will be able to interact with an exceptional group of ecologists, conservation biologists, and evolutionary biologists in the McGill Biology department. She/he could also have the opportunity to interact with government scientists (e.g. Fisheries and Oceans Canada) and an informal international research network whose members include some of the world’s leading invasion ecologists. Opportunities to do field work or experiments in a research lab overseas (e.g. the U.K., or South Africa) are possible through these collaborations. Furthermore, our students are able to take a unique graduate-level course on Invasion Ecology at McGill.

The candidate will have completed a BSc Honors or MSc degree by Spring 2020, and have some independent research experience and training in aquatic ecology. Owing to funding requirements, we are aiming this advertisement at Canadians (or permanent residents of Canada) who have excellent academic records and are likely to qualify for a major scholarship from NSERC ( or Quebec FQRNT  ( Successful applicants must meet the requirements of the graduate program of the McGill Department of Biology  ( to enrol for September 2020. Those students who receive a major scholarship will have their stipends topped up by an additional internal award.

If you meet the above criteria, you are encouraged to contact Prof. Anthony Ricciardi ( as soon as possible because deadlines for scholarship applications are coming up over the several weeks.