MSc project: Evolutionary Ecology of Eastern chipmunks

We are seeking to recruit a student at the MSc level to join our research team at Université de Sherbrooke and Bishop’s University, starting in September 2018 or January 2019.

Our research aims at assessing the effects of fluctuating food resources on a population of Eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus). The research project of the candidate will be developed within this framework, by integrating aspects from genetics, physiology and behaviour. The candidate will participate in a long-term study conducted in southern Québec, near Mansonville, since 2005 and will benefit from biological data collected on several hundred individuals. The candidate will contribute to field work (4 months each year) and should ideally have skills in handling small mammals and a good knowledge of statistical analyses, genetics and evolutionary ecology. The Université de Sherbrooke is a French-speaking institution, therefore either some knowledge of French or an interest in learning it is essential.

Interested candidates should send a CV and a cover letter, as well as the contact information of two references before 10 March 2018 to:

Dany Garant : Dany.Garant@Usherbrooke.ca
Patrick Bergeron: pbergero@ubishops.ca

See also: labogarant.weebly.com for more details on our research.

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