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University of Manitoba: PhD Position in Transcriptomics of Developing Lake Sturgeon

Longevity, late age to sexual maturity and intermittent spawning are all life history characteristics that make Lake Sturgeon vulnerable to human impact such as over-fishing and hydroelectric generation. Provincial, First Nation, Industry and Federal bodies have used conservation aquaculture and stock enhancement approaches as a mitigative strategy to protect and sustain threatened or endangered populations of Lake Sturgeon throughout Manitoba for decades. The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary group examining the interaction between rearing environment and phenotypic development in Lake Sturgeon populations throughout the Province of Manitoba. The position will involve development of transcriptomic tools to better understand the interaction between rearing environment, genotype and developing phenotype to tailor rearing […]

Post-PhD or Post-MSc Research Associate in Evidence-Based Conservation Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

The Canadian Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada is currently seeking applications for the position of “Research Associate” with a start date during fall of 2016.  The position will be based on campus and involve a variety of evidence assimilation and evidence synthesis activities related to natural resource management and conservation biology (e.g., habitat management, restoration ecology).  The successful applicant will have experience in database development, meta-analysis, and literature review (ideally systematic review) and synthesis.  They will also be capable of interacting with a variety of partners (in Canada and beyond), be highly organized, and have experience generating peer-reviewed publications.  Evidence of exceptional problem solving skills, […]

M.Sc. or Ph.D. Student Opportunity (Carleton/Cooke Lab)

M.Sc. or Ph.D. Student Opportunity Knowledge Mobilization and Fisheries Management Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada   We are seeking a graduate student (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) with interests in studying science transfer and knowledge mobilization related to fisheries management.  The successful candidate will be involved with a variety of activities including social science surveys, workshop facilitation, and production of management briefs to facilitate effective knowledge mobilization and bi-directional communication between scientists and managers related to fish telemetry data in the Laurentian Great Lakes and beyond.  This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with a variety of provincial/state, federal and academic partners in the Great Lakes basin.  Ideal applicants will be outstanding […]

Ph.D. & M.Sc. – Habitat Offsetting for Freshwater Fishes in the Oil Sands Region of Alberta, Canada

Enthusiastic, team oriented, and self-motivated students are encouraged to apply for a Ph.D. and MSc positions to conduct research on habitat offsetting for freshwater fishes in the Oil Sands Region of Alberta, Canada. This project is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between the University of Alberta, and industrial and government sponsors. Main project goals include: i) identifying food-web dynamics of newly created compensation lakes, ii) determining best practices in monitoring and measuring newly created compensation lakes, and iii) developing field based studies to determine causative relationships between age and growth and other life history characteristics in relation to differing lake environments. These research projects are fully funded and will provide key insights […]

Call for Applications! AFS Policy Fellowship 2016

Call for Applications! AFS Policy Fellowship 2016 AFS is continuing a competitive Policy Fellowship Program that started in 2014 and continued into 2015.  For the 2016, we seek applications for one half-time, six-month position to work on science, management, and policy issues related to freshwater flow and instream use. Requirements: Each applicant must be a member of AFS (in addition to any chapters or sections based on personal interest). This opportunity is open to members ranging from students to retirees. The Policy Fellow may have academic training and/or professional experience in the sciences, resource management, policy, law, or another relevant field. Applications (a one-page statement of interest and a separate […]

Posting for AFS Policy Analyst Position

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT AFS Policy Analyst Position Type: Full-time permanent                                  Location: Bethesda, MD (AFS headquarters) Application Deadline: September 18, 2015 The American Fisheries Society is the world’s oldest and largest society of fisheries professionals to promote the conservation, development and wise use of fisheries resources. AFS is seeking a Policy Analyst to work with the Policy Director and Executive Director on several critical roles to: (1) develop and implement AFS policy positions by working with established committees, Officers, and the Executive Director; (2) inform and empower the membership to enable them to influence the policy process; (3) develop and nurture effective partnerships with appropriate non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) and state and federal […]

New Research Opportunities

Here is a list of new research opportunities: Alison Derry’s lab at Université du Québec à Montreal (UQAM), seeking PhD student and Postdoc: The McAllister Lab in the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with expertise in population dynamics modeling, fisheries stock assessment, and fisheries management strategy evaluation to work on two collaborative projects. The Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski is seeking an exceptional emerging researcher to obtain a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in biological oceanography. The chair holder will develop a strong research program in the field of population and ecosystem dynamics, most specifically in […]