MSc position: Continental-scale morphological variation in long-distance migratory bat species – Memorial University of Newfoundland (Grenfell Campus); deadline is February 7, 2020

Description: Seeking a qualified and enthusiastic candidate to complete an MSc research project investigating variation in skull and skeletal morphology of migratory bats. Data collection will involve taking measurements of bat specimens stored in museum collections. The student will be supervised by Dr. Erin Fraser (Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland in Corner Brook, NL, Canada) with a start date of September 2020. The successful applicant will be based out of Corner Brook, but may have the option of spending some parts of the degree in St. John’s. Occasional short-term travel to various North American museum collections will 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: Previous involvement in wildlife and/or morphometrics 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.