The Rooney Lab is recruiting a PhD or MSc student to work on a manipulative experiment on the fate and effects of microplastics in freshwater lakes at the renowned Experimental Lakes Area (https://www.iisd.org/ela/). The student will measure the dose-response of epipelon community metabolism and community composition to the addition of microplastics in a series of 12 aquatic mesocoms. This large collaborative project will also provide training and experience working on a diversity of ecosystem components including litoral benthic invertebrates, amphibians, and fish.
Graduate School: student will be enrolled at the University of Waterloo, Biology Dept. starting May 2020. Domestic students are guaranteed a min annual stipend of $24,000/yr.
More details: https://uwaterloo.ca/biology/graduate-studies
Requirements: BSc. or MSc. in Biology, Environment Science, or related field; experience or interest in field ecology, aquatic ecology, carbon and oxygen flux measurements, algae and microbial communities; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively; strong quantitative and communication skills
Application Instructions: Email email@example.com, Subject: Microplastics 2020; 1) cover letter stating your research interests and how they align with the Rooney Lab’s research program and your reasons for pursuing a grad degree; 2) a short CV noting your cumulative average and your average for the last 2 years of your last degree; 3) unofficial university transcripts; and 4) contact information for 3 references. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.