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/Limnology job opening in BCJune 25, 2019
The Okanagan Nation Alliance is looking to hire a Fisheries Biologist 2 to work out of Westbank, BC (West Kelowna) – see attached job advertisement linked below for all the details. Job open until filled. Fisheries Biologist 2
Post-Doctoral Fellow position at Great Lakes InstituteJune 18, 2019
Fully-Funded Postdoctoral Fellow Position: Genomics of Aquatic Microbial/Microplankton Ecology & Invasion Biology The Heath Research Group at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), University of Windsor is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to lead a project investigating microbial/microplankton community dynamics associated with fresh and marine water environments and their potential for ecological invasiveness. As UV ballast water treatment is an important approach to managing aquatic invasive species, this project will target the genomics and transcriptomics of UV DNA damage and repair mechanisms. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have full access to our Institute’s advanced genomics and transcriptomics infrastructure and work closely with our Industry partner (Trojan UV). GLIER is internationally […]
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.