- Ph.D. student sought to study the ecology of environmental DNA (eDNA) and environmental RNA (ERNA) for wildlife tracking in a changing climate.
Université Laval’s Institut national de la recherche scientifique are seeking a strong and independent graduate student to study the ecology of environmental DNA (eDNA) and environmental RNA (ERNA) to understand how the biology of a species and its interaction with the environment affect the probability of detection of these molecules.
In particular, the institution still encounter limited knowledge of factors that influence the origin of eDNA (i.e., production rate), its state (i.e., nature of particle sizes from which eDNA is recovered) and fate (i.e., rate of degradation), thus will be research questions that will be addressed by the candidate, among others.
The successful candidate will gain experience in molecular biology, genetics, ecology, ecotoxicology, and environmental chemistry. The candidate will be part of a major pan-Canadian research project for four years.
The applicants should hold a M. Sc. degree in one of the following fields: Biology, Physiology, Health Sciences, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, or in any other program that is relevant to the proposed research activities by August 2021.
The principal laboratories are located at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and Université Laval located in the beautiful Quebec City (QC, Canada).
The successful candidate will interact with two dynamic research teams, which encompass several research assistants/manager, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows (http://www.inrs.ca/valerie-langlois and
This is also a unique opportunity to learn French if the candidate is interested, although French is not mandatory.
The project will begin in September 2021.
HOW TO APPLY:
All interested candidates need to send a letter of research interest, a CV, a copy of University transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three referees to: [email protected]. The successful candidate will need to meet the registration guideline of INRS (http://www.inrs.ca/). Deadline to apply is June 18, 2021.