Jobs/Grad Opportunities

Post-doc on Ethics of Ecological Research with Gillian Crozier and Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde.
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Laurentian University in Sudbury, Canada, and the Centre for Evolutionary Ecology and Ethical Conservation (CEEEC) are pleased to announce a 1-year postdoctoral research position.
The successful candidate will conduct independent and collaborative research on the ethics of ecological research under the supervision of Dr. G.K.D. Crozier, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Environment, Culture, and Values, and Dr. Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde, CRC in Applied Evolutionary Ecology. For a description of the research program under which this position is funded, please see this article:
The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in the activities organized by CEEEC, including team meetings, a speakers’ series, and symposia. Additional responsibilities and opportunities will be tailored to the professional development of the candidate.

CEEEC Coordinator –

Laurentian University’s new Centre for Evolutionary Ecology and Ethical Conservation (CEEEC) seeks a Coordinator CEEEC’s mandate is to promote interdisciplinary co-operation on conservation and environmental issues, and to integrate evolutionary perspectives in the conservation of biodiversity. The duties of the CEEEC Coordinator will be varied, but she/he will contribute to the growth and development of this research group.

The successful candidate will assist in activities such as the following: 

  • Preparing grant applications and orchestrating the operations of funded activities, including fact checking, editing, budget management, and assisting in the identification of funding opportunities;
  • Administering knowledge dissemination and exchange activities, including a speakers series, symposia, public events, and the management of website and social media; and
  • Supporting research initiatives conducted by CEEEC’s team members, including preparing manuscripts for publications, applying for research permits, preparing reports for work with endangered and protected species, and assisting with applications for animal care permits.

The applicant must have spent time living in Ontario’s North (which includes Sudbury) in order to qualify for this opportunity. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, demonstrate outstanding attention to detail, exemplify excellent interpersonal and communications skills (written and oral), possess advanced skills working with Microsoft Office programs, and be familiar with social media programs such as Word Press and Twitter. Bilingualism and familiarity with Canada’s Tri-Council granting system are not requirements, but they would be considerable assets.

Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2015, or when the best candidate is found. Qualified and interested applicants are invited to submit a CV/ resume and covering letter, including contact information for two references, to

For more information about CEEEC and its ongoing projects, see

Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2015, or when the best candidate is found. Applications will only be accepted through the following e-mail address:


MSc, PhD, and PDF positions available – Amphibian occupancy patterns, population genetics, and disease dynamics

Funded by a Strategic NSERC grant (2014), we are building a team of 4 PhD students, 2 MSc students, and 2 post-doctoral fellows, to work on research related to the detection and monitoring of amphibians and their pathogens (chytrid fungus, ranavirus) in Canada. Using environmental DNA as a basis for the research, the team will conduct: 1) Habitat occupancy modeling for amphibians and their pathogens; 2) Analysis of the evolutionary dynamics of pathogens and amphibian hosts; 3) Assessment of potential synergistic interactions between pathogens and aquatic contaminants; and 4) Modeling the drivers of amphibian population decline. Students will develop research projects that fit within the context of the broader program, such as: Validation of eDNA for detecting amphibians; Assessment of ranavirus pathogenicity; Chytrid fungus evolutionary dynamics; and Modeling drivers of amphibian occupancy.  We are seeking students to initiate their research in Spring or Fall 2015, with the research to be conducted across southern Ontario. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, unofficial transcripts and names of 3 references to: Dennis Murray, Trent University, (, or to individual research team members: Craig Brunetti, Trent University (; Chris Kyle, Trent University (; David Green, McGill University (’s%20Home%20Page%20frames.htm); David Lesbarreres, Laurentian University (; Marie-Josee Fortin, University of Toronto (//; Chris Wilson, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (; Christine Bishop, Environment Canada (


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