MSc position: Using strontium and stable isotope methods to study annual migrations and lifetime movements of an endangered bat species in Newfoundland, Canada – Memorial University of Newfoundland (Grenfell Campus); deadline is February 7, 2020

Description: We are seeking a qualified and enthusiastic candidate to complete an MSc research project investigating the uses of strontium and stable isotope analyses to learn about the movements of endangered little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) in Newfoundland, Canada. The student will be enrolled in the Boreal Ecosystems and Agricultural Science MSc program at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland in Corner Brook, NL, Canada with a start date of August/September 2020. The position will be co-supervised by Dr. Erin Fraser and Dr. Vaughan Grimes. The successful applicant will live in Corner Brook and will travel occasionally to St. John’s to complete laboratory work for several weeks at a time. Some field work and bat capture may be required. Western Newfoundland is a beautiful and rugged region of Canada, with abundant opportunities for summer and winter outdoor pursuits, a wide diversity of marine and terrestrial wildlife, challenging hiking trails, and beautiful scenery.

Qualifications: Experience conducting laboratory work and previous involvement in wildlife research are assets. The successful candidate should have a degree in biology, environmental science, or a related field and a minimum 75% average to meet the graduate program requirements. The successful applicant will receive a competitive graduate salary for the duration of their program.

To apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three academic references to Erin Fraser at efraser@grenfell.mun.caReview of applications will begin Feb 7, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.