PhD and MSc positions to study Atlantic Salmon biology

Applications are being accepted for Ph.D. students to work on a large, NSERC Funded project examining the migration biology of Atlantic salmon smolts relative to aquaculture sites in eastern Canada, and the role of pathogen expression on salmon behaviour, physiology, and survival. The positions are based at Dalhousie University and the Ocean Tracking Network, in the lab of Dr Glenn Crossin. Students will also work closely with partners at DFO and the Atlantic Salmon Federation.

Candidates should have knowledge of acoustic telemetry and fish ecology, and quantitative modelling skills and experience with molecular techniques are desired. Successful candidates will be able to work effectively independently, and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Candidates should also be dependable and motivated to see projects through to completion, and keen to share their research results within the research group at annual data workshops and meetings with collaborators and partners. There is extensive field work associated with these projects, so willingness to travel to distant areas and a valid driver’s licence are required.  While based at Dalhousie University, students should be prepared to travel to collaborator laboratories throughout eastern Canada and in British Columbia.


To apply, send a cover letter detailing research experience and interests, a complete CV, academic transcripts (unofficial is sufficient for now), and the names and contact information for three persons willing to provide a letter of reference. Email to Dr. Glenn Crossin ( as soon as possible. Ideally, some positions will begin as soon as January 2019. Applications will be reviewed until suitable candidates are identified.


See additional details here.