Ph.D. in Ecological Genomics of Endangered Caribou
We are seeking a PhD student for an ecological genomics project on endangered caribou in Western Canada. The project will make use of large genomic and GPS movement datasets to characterize adaptive genetic variation and differentiation in free-living caribou using quantitative genetic and landscape genomic approaches. This includes studying links between genetic variation, habitat selection, health, and fitness. The project has consequential applications including plans to maintain adaptive variation in nature and to design conservation breeding programs.
The student should have demonstrated interest and expertise in molecular ecology or quantitative genetics and ideally a publication record. She/he will enjoy working with other graduate students as well as committed academic and government partners. The student will be based in the Department of Biology and receive a minimum stipend of $23,000/year for 4 years, and this amount will increase for students who receive competitive scholarships. The student will be expected to start in September 2021 or January 2022.
Calgary is a vibrant multicultural city that consistently ranks in the World’s top 10 most liveable cities. It is located just 1 hour away from Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies, with outstanding year-round opportunities for outdoor activities.