Grad student position: Amphibian ecology

Institution: Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada (
Supervisor: Dennis Murray (Lab website:

The Integrative Wildlife Conservation (Murray) lab has a project available for a graduate student (PhD or MSc) to assess responses of amphibians to environmental stressors (e.g., pathogens, contaminants, food limitation, predation risk), exploring the heritability and plasticity of traits within and across generations and life stages. Our recent investigations in this area highlight the opportunity to test fundamental questions in stress ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation biology via experimental, field and molecular techniques. The student will have the opportunity to develop specific research questions within the scope of the larger project.

The funding package includes a competitive stipend, foreign tuition waiver (if the student is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident) as well coverage of all research expenses. Successful PhD candidates will have an MSc in Biology, Ecology, Conservation Biology, or related field, and demonstrated evidence of peer-reviewed publications. All applicants must have strong quantitative, laboratory and/or field skills, and an interest in working collaboratively as part of a larger group. The student will join the Integrative Wildlife Conservation laboratory at Trent University
( and be part of an interdisciplinary team addressing innovative solutions to environmental change (

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial academic transcript, and contact information for 3 references, to: Dennis Murray
( Application deadline is Feb 16th, but review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.