Ph.D. Linking traits, fitness and population dynamics. ~

18 de agosto de 2011

Ph.D. Linking traits, fitness and population dynamics.

I am looking for a Ph.D. student to explore the links between genetically
based traits, fitness and population dynamics. This research is part of
a long-term program in collaboration with Prof. Marco Festa-Bianchet at
the Universit? de Sherbrooke.? Since 1971, individually marked bighorn
sheep have been monitored from birth to death at Ram Mountain. The student
will collect behavioural observations during two or three seasons (May to
September) and assist with capture, marking and measuring of the sheep,
collecting samples for hormone and DNA analyses.

Assets for this position include a M.Sc. degree, publications, a knowledge
of 'basic' French (or a strong willingness to learn it), fieldwork
experience, strong quantitative skills.? Canadian candidates will be
preferred, but strong foreign candidates will be seriously considered.

A tax-free scholarship is available, and financing for travel, fieldwork
and lab expenses has been secured.? The program can begin in either
January, May or September 2012.

For information on my research, see

Interested candidates should e-mail a CV, a statement of research
interests and the e-mails of two referees before the 1st of October to
Fanie Pelletier:

Fanie Pelletier, Ph.D.
Professeure Agrégée
Université de Sherbrooke
Département de biologie
Faculté des Sciences
Sherbrooke (Québec)

tel.: 819-821-8000 poste 61092
fax: 819 821-8049

Fanie Pelletier

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