PhD or MSc POSITION: AQUATIC INVASION ECOLOGY – McGILL UNIVERSITY

The Ricciardi Lab at McGill University (http://redpath-staff.mcgill.ca/ricciardi/) is looking for a graduate student at the MSc or PhD level to investigate how the impacts of non-native freshwater fishes and crayfishes are influenced by climate warming. This is a fully funded position (salary & tuition paid) for 2 years (MSc) to 4 years (PhD).

Our students also have the opportunity to take a unique summer NSERC training program in lake & fluvial ecology (https://oraprdnt.uqtr.uquebec.ca/pls/public/gscw030?owa_no_site=4180) as well as a graduate-level course on Invasion Ecology at McGill.

The candidate will have completed a BSc Honors or MSc degree by Dec 2018, and have independent research experience and field training in aquatic ecology. Owing to funding requirements, we are giving priority to Canadians (or permanent residents in Canada); however, exceptional international candidates will be considered if they are deemed likely to qualify for a major scholarship. Applicants must meet the requirements of the graduate program of the Dept of Biology (http://biology.mcgill.ca/grad/gradstudies.html) to enrol for September 1, but the preferred start date to join the lab (with salary) is July 1 to begin field work.

Strong candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The position is open until March 1st, or as soon as candidate is chosen. 

Please provide:

1) An up-to-date c.v.

2) University transcripts (a scanned copy or pdf is acceptable)

3) Names and contact information of at least two referees,

4) A short (~1 page) statement of research interests and relevant experience.

Send applications – as a single combined pdf if possible – to Prof. Anthony Ricciardi (tony.ricciardi@mcgill.ca). The student we select must apply to the Biology department by March 15 for admission into the graduate program for September 2019.

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