martes, 17 de mayo de 2011

Graduate Student positions with eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus) in Southern Quebec, Canada

We are seeking two highly motivated PhD students to join our multidisciplinary research team working on different aspects of eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus) evolutionary ecology in Southern Quebec, Canada.
The candidates will work with researchers from McGill University (Murray Humphries), Univ. of Sherbrooke (Dany Garant and Fanie Pelletier) and UQAM (Denis Réale) on a research project investigating the factors maintaining phenotypic and genetic variation in the wild. More specifically, depending on the interests of the candidates, different projects are available integrating aspects of behaviour, ecophysiology, genetics and population dynamics of chipmunks.
The fieldwork will take place 3-4 months each summer in southern Quebec.
Ideally, the candidate will have previous research and fieldwork skills (MSc in biology or equivalent), and experience in handling of small mammals would also be an advantage.
The positions are open and funded for three years as soon as September 2011.
Please apply by sending your CV, including the email addresses of two referees, and a letter of motivation by 15 August 2011 to
Candidates that are eligible to apply for scholarships from NSERC (Canada), FQRNT (Quebec) or international sources will be given priority.
Dany Garant
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
University of Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke QC
J1K 2R1 Canada
Tel: (819) 821-8000 ext.63198
Fax: (819) 821-8049