PhD position, University of Guelph


A 4-year PhD position is available as early as May 2024 to characterize the movement of lake trout and lake whitefish around net-pen aquaculture operations using acoustic telemetry and to link movement behaviour to biotracer and wild fish health metrics.  This project is a collaboration between the School of Environmental Sciences (SES) at the University of Guelph, the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission, the School of the Environment at the University of Windsor and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF).

The annual stipend for this position is ~$30,000 Cdn/yr.  Additionally, PhD students are guaranteed TAships for the first 2 years of their program worth $6125 Cdn/yr.  The candidate will need to apply for entry into the graduate program in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph.


We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic about taking a multidisciplinary approach to addressing ecological questions.  The candidate will enjoy field work, can plan, and organize logistics, and can work effectively in a team and independently. Students should have a background in ecology, environmental sciences, or a related field. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and we encourage applications from students with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

To Apply

Please email your cover letter, a CV that includes contact information for 3 references, and unofficial transcript(s) to In your cover letter, please include why you are interested in the project and how your previous experiences, coursework, and training have prepared you for graduate studies.