Ph.D (or M.Sc.) student position (Canada)

A graduate student position is available with Dr. Craig Purchase at Memorial University, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

A Ph.D. student is preferred but I will consider taking M.Sc. students with highly relevant backgrounds.

We conduct research on a variety of marine and freshwater fishes. Lab research includes life history variation, phenotypic plasticity, local adaptation, sperm & egg quality, habitat selection and conservation biology.

I am primary looking for a student who’s research project would address evolutionary ecology questions related to fish reproduction, and will likely focus on aspects of sperm biology. It is not an aquaculture-oriented project. I may take other students for other projects. Most of the work will focus on wild Atlantic salmon, but other species may be involved.

For more information on my research program visit A PhD student will receive a financial package of at least $80,000 (strong students are likely to obtain significantly more). Start date should be January or May 2018.

Interested students should send a cover letter, CV, and unofficial copy of transcripts to I am most interested in students that have backgrounds in fish reproduction, or salmon biology, or sperm biology (any taxa).

Review of applications will begin immediately (posted June 19/17) and continue until the position is filled.