Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society

Opportunities with Fish Ecology and Conservation Phys Lab, Carleton U

PhD-level Research Associate in Quantitative Movement Ecology

The Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory at Carleton University is seeking a PhD-level Research Associate in the area of movement ecology and applied quantitative ecology.  The position will be based on campus (in Ottawa, Canada) and involve working with large biotelemetry and biologging datasets generated for a variety of aquatic animals.  The successful applicant will have experience in managing and querying complex databases. Analytical skills must include generalized linear mixed modeling of temporally and spatially dependent data and multivariate statistics.  Familiarity with structural equation modeling, state-space modeling, network analysis, and GIS is desirable.  Applicants should be highly organized, have experience generating peer-reviewed publications, and ability to work both individually and as part of a team (including mentoring and supporting other lab members with statistics).   Applicants are asked to forward a letter outlining their interest and qualifications for the position, a list of two references with contact information, and an up-to-date CV to Dr. Steven Cooke via email (steven.cooke@carleton.ca).  Applications are due January 10th although the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  The position is initially for a 1 year period renewable upon performance review and availability of funding.  Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Our lab is a vibrant and dynamic environment with many opportunities to learn, share, and grow (see www.fecpl.ca) through interactions with colleagues and partners.

M.Sc. or Ph.D. Student Opportunities

Human Dimensions of Recreational Fisheries Management

Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

We are seeking a graduate student (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) with interests in studying how climate change and other stressors may influence recreational fisheries management and policy options for rainbow trout populations in British Columbia.  The successful candidate will be involved with a variety of activities including social science surveys/interviews, workshop facilitation, and interaction with anglers and fisheries managers.  The information generated will be used to develop comprehensive decision-guiding documents and tools for management agencies and information resources for stakeholders.  This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with a variety of stakeholders and become proficient in navigating the science-policy interface.  Ideal applicants will be outstanding communicators, have interest and training in both the social and natural sciences (e.g., environmental studies, social science of knowledge, resource management, policy, conservation science, fish ecology), and possess an appreciation of interdisciplinarity.  Students would be based at Carleton University in the Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory (www.fecpl.ca) and be co-supervised by Dr. Steven Cooke (fish ecologist at Carleton) and Dr. Nathan Young (sociologist at U Ottawa).  Please email a letter of interest (including a summary of your academic history and grades) and a copy of your CV to steven.cooke@carleton.ca by January 15 2017.  Preference will be given to domestic students given the funding envelope available.