The Lessard (http://jeanphilippelessard.com/) and Nu=F1ez Labs
(https://sites.google.com/site/nunezm/home) are looking for graduate
students to work on a newly funded project assessing how soil microbes
influence the response of plants to climate change. The project is funded
by a Concordia University Research Chair in Biodiversity and Ecosystem
Functioning to JP Lessard and will consist of a suite of comparative
studies conducted in the boreal forests of Canada and Argentina. The
graduate students are expected to be based at Concordia University and
conduct fieldwork in both Canada and Argentina.
Potential applicants interested in the project should have previous
experience or be willing lo learn next generation sequencing techniques in
order to characterize soil microbial communities along broad-scale
environmental gradients. Prior experience working in plant community
ecology or ecosystem ecology more generally is a plus. Prior experience
conducting field experiments and the ability to speak French and Spanish
are good assets, but not obligatory.
Expected starting date is August 2018, but could be as early as May 2018.
The positions come with competitive stipends and cover research expenses
related to traveling between Canada and Argentina. Selected applicants are
expected to apply for external funding, participate in regular lab
meetings, attend departmental seminars, publish results in peer reviewed
journals and present their research in national and international
Applicants should email Jean-Philippe Lessard (email@example.com).
This email should include: (i) 1-2 paragraphs describing research
interests and any relevant past experiences, (ii) a CV, and (iii) an
unofficial transcripts pertaining to your previous or ongoing studies. For
full consideration applicants should indicate their interest before
December 1st, 2017, but applications received after this date may be