I am presently looking for highly motivated graduate students (MSc or PhD) with a passion for marine biology/ecology to undertake projects pertaining to cnidarians and echinoderms, with a focus on commercial or deep-sea species. My fundamental research seeks to identify the environmental drivers of life histories, reproductive processes (gametogenesis, spawning periodicity, fecundity), offspring phenotypes and species interactions. Applied projects chiefly pertain to aquaculture. Techniques used in the lab are varied, i.e. experimentation with live specimens, field collections, video/image capture and analysis, microscopy, biochemical analyses (e.g. lipids, isotopes). More information about the nature of the positions is available on our lab’s website (http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~amercier/opportunities.html). General information can also be found on my academic portal (http://www.mun.ca/osc/amercier/bio.php).
To be eligible for a position, candidates must qualify for a fellowship from the School of Graduate Studies (75% GPA excluding first year of undergraduate program) and be ready to start no later than May 2019. To inquire, please send a brief statement of interest, official or unofficial transcripts, and a CV by email (email@example.com). The website of Memorial University (www.mun.ca) can be consulted for questions pertaining to admission requirements, tuition fees, and application procedures. Details on the graduate programs in Marine Biology are available on our departmental website (http://www.mun.ca/osc/graduate-program/).