PhD position, Université du Québec à Montréal: The effects of urban environments on sexual selection in insects

A PhD position is available under the supervision of Drs. Clint Kelly at Université du Québec à Montréal (https://kellylab.weebly.com) beginning September 2018.

We are seeking a keen and curious student to study the effects of urbanisation on life history, personality and sexual selection in Gryllus pennsylvanicus, a field cricket that is native to Québec.

The bright and highly motivated student will ideally hold an M.Sc. or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g. entomology, animal physiology).

Funding is available to students through a variety of sources, including teaching assistantships (French speakers only), and research funds; however, students are expected to apply for external graduate scholarships from the Natural Sciences and engineering research Council of Canada (NSERC) and/or Fonds de recherche Nature et technologies (FRQNT).

The Kelly Lab is a member of the Groupe de recherche en écologie comportementale et animale (GRECA), which is is a part of the large, research-active Département des Sciences Biologiques at UQAM (https://bio.uqam.ca). Université du Québec à Montréal is a French-language university in the heart of Montreal that welcomes non-French-speaking PhD graduate students.

If interested, please send a brief description of your research interests, academic transcripts and a CV to kelly.clint@uqam.ca.

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