PhD opportunity in salmonid conservation genetics - Quebec, Canada

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The PhD opportunity in salmonid conservation genetics starts in May.

The candidate would be involved in an ongoing research program aiming at evaluating the evolutionary consequences of stocking practices in the salmonid Salvelinus fontinalis (Brook charr).

The main objective is to evaluate the level of genetic contamination (introgressive hybridization) in wild populations by means of both molecular genetics, functional genomics (microarrays) and phenotypic analyses.

These patterns of variation will be put in relation with the history of stocking and the heterogeneity of environmental variables that may potentially influence the impact of stocking.

This research will lead to develop a unique method for documenting and predicting the biological and economical impacts of stocking salmonids.

This multidisciplinary project is a collaboration between Louis Bernatchez (Universite Laval) and Dany Garant (Universite de Sherbrooke) and is funded by NSERC Canada.

We are primarily looking for a student with strong laboratory skills and expertise in DNA analyses, a solid background in population and conservation genetics, as well as experience in field work.

To apply, please send a cover letter describing your research interests, a complete CV and names of three references by e-mail to Louis.Bernatchez [at] bio.ulaval.ca

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