PhD position in Great Lakes Aquatic Ecology (closes 2/1/2020)

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PhD position in Great Lakes Aquatic Ecology (closes 2/1/2020)

We are seeking a highly motivated graduate student to apply for a PhD position at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), at the University of Windsor. Candidates should be enthusiastic and knowledgeable about and aquatic ecology and limnology and have a strong drive to conduct research and produce scientific publications. This project will be focused on examining the impacts on Laurentian Great Lakes food web structure and productivity that have resulted from several major perturbations including, harmful algal blooms, invasive species, oligotrophication, and climate change. The project will be centered on analysis of a multi-decadal dataset available for the Great Lakes, which includes climate, chemistry, phytoplankton, zooplankton, and larval fish fish productivity data. This dataset will be used to generate hypotheses that will be tested in laboratory experiments and field surveys. Methods will include 1) statistical modeling and analysis of long-term survey data, 2) biogeochemical and stable isotope analysis, and 3) collaboration in mesocosm experiments and lake surveys. The candidate will collaborate with faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and researchers at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER, Windsor, ON), the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Wheatley, ON), and Environment and Climate Change Canada at the Centre For Inland Waters (CCIW, Burlington, ON).

Candidates should send by email the following as a single pdf-file or zip-file to paul“dot”weidman“at”uwindsor“dot”ca:

1. Cover letter (< 500 words) describing knowledge and experience relevant to the job advertisement
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Latest university transcripts (BSc and MSc grades) scanned as pdf
4. Names and contact information of two references
5. One relevant peer-reviewed scientific publication (or thesis) if available

• Do NOT submit applications through any job websites (only submit by email).
• Funding is available for 4 years.
• Start date: ASAP.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Paul Weidman, Research Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor
Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), University of Windsor
Email: paul“dot”weidman“at”uwindsor“dot”ca
Web: http://www1.uwindsor.ca/glier/paul-weidman-0

Dr. Doug Haffner, Professor Emeritus
Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), University of Windsor
Email: haffner“at”uwindsor“dot”ca
Web: http://www1.uwindsor.ca/glier/douglas-haffner

Dr Yingming Zhao, Research Scientist & Adjunct Professor
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF), Wheatley, ON
Email: yingming“dot”zhao“at”ontario“dot”ca
Web: https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/82712677_Yingming_Zhao