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 practices in conservation aquaculture of Lake Sturgeon toward the ultimate goal of increasing fitness potential of the stocked fish. A background in modern molecular techniques such as high throughput sequencing and bioinformatics is desirable. For further information please contact Dr. Ken Jeffries ([email protected]) or W. Gary Anderson ([email protected]).
Fisheries Technician (EG-03) posting with DFO InuvikDecember 17, 2018
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are advertising to fill two fisheries technician positions at their Inuvik location (Northwest Territories); one term position, and one indeterminate. These are exciting opportunities for individuals who have an interest in working in Canada’s western Arctic on various field-based programs focused on fish and marine mammals, and delivered in partnership with co-management partners, communities, and harvesters. The job posting can be found here, and has a closing date of January 4, 2019.
Postdoctoral Fellow Positions Available at University of Toronto ScarboroughOctober 31, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow Positions Available Mandrak Lab University of Toronto Scarborough Fish Community Change in Space and Time The Mandrak lab, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct research on quantifying changes in fish communities along an urban to rural to forest gradient. The research will be conducted at three scales. A global analysis will be conducted at a watershed scale using existing data with emphasis on testing hypotheses related to invasive species as part of a new Global Urban Biological Invasion Consortium. A national analysis will be conducted at the watershed level comparing distributions between 1973 and the present. A regional analysis will […]
Job opportunity with the Pacific Salmon Commission (Vancouver, BC)October 22, 2018
The Pacific Salmon Commission is looking to hire a new data technician to work in its Vancouver office. Applications due Nov. 7, 2018. Follow the link below for a pdf with more detail about the job including how to apply. PSC data technician job ad