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PhD Candidate: Demographics of Waterfowl using the Great Lakes (extended deadline)

Western University and Bird Studies Canada

London, Ontario, Canada

Deadline to apply: extended to 14 March 2018

We are seeking a highly-motivated PhD student interested in studying the breeding and natal origins of harvested waterfowl from throughout the Great Lakes region based on feather stable isotope techniques. These data will form the basis for demographic modeling. Candidates must possess an MSc. Applicants with extensive waterfowl knowledge and previous experience with using stable isotope applications preferred, especially previous experience with Bayesian modeling that incorporates banding or other existing distributional data as informative priors. Student will be enrolled in the PhD Biology Program at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. Position expected to begin fall semester 2018. Both domestic and international students will be considered. Student and project supported by a combination of teaching assistantship, scholarship, and research funds provided up to 4 years contingent upon performance by Bird Studies Canada’s Long Point Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Program. Minimum student stipend valued at CAD $24,000/year (domestic) or CAD $34,000 (international). Interested candidates should submit a CV, references with contact information, and cover letter outlining their background, interest, and suitability for the position to Dr. Keith Hobson and Dr. Doug Tozer via email to khobson6@uwo.ca and dtozer@birdscanada.org no later than the end of the day Wed 14 March 2018. Note that this is an extended deadline beyond the original. Early submission is encouraged; if an exceptional candidate is found, position may be filled prior to the application deadline.

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