I'm always keen to hear from students and post-docs
interested in joining the team. Please get in touch!

email: grahamraby@trentu.ca

The Raby Lab is recruiting a PhD student to study fish behaviour, metabolism, thermal biology, and bioenergetics

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The Raby Lab at Trent University (Peterborough, ON, Canada) recruiting a new PhD student to join the lab. The student will lead a project focused on walleye (Sander vitreus) biology that will involve respirometry experiments, biotelemetry tracking, and bioenergetics modeling to provide new insights into the drivers of fish migrations, the implications of climate warming, and the mechanisms underlying sexual size dimorphism. The project will focus on three important walleye populations in the Great Lakes: Bay of Quinte (Lake Ontario), Lake Erie, and Green Bay (Lake Michigan). The work will involve collaboration with a network of researchers and stakeholders in the US and Canada.


The position is open to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada, but strong international candidates are also encouraged to apply. Applicants from groups under-represented in STEM fields are especially encouraged to apply. An MSc (or equivalent) in an area of ecology, biology, or environmental sciences, is required to be completed before the start date. The applicant should have experience doing research on fish biology/ecology.


The PhD student will be part of the Environmental & Life Sciences Graduate Program, and be guaranteed a stipend of $24,775/year for 4 years but will be encouraged to apply for external scholarships. Trent University is located in Peterborough, ON, a small city 90 minutes northeast of Toronto.


Please send an e-mail with your CV and a brief statement of research interests to Dr. Graham Raby, Department of Biology, Trent University (grahamraby@trentu.ca).


Start date: January or May 2022. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.