Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity on the Ecology of Stress in Migratory Fish

Applications are being accepted for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada working with Dr. Steven Cooke.  This is a full-time 12-month position to begin in Spring 2015 (start date negotiable) for a duration of 2 years and is funded by NSERC.  There is reasonable flexibility with the position provided that work fits within the theme of “the ecology of stress in wild fish” and integrates behavioural and physiological (particularly endocrine and energetic) tools and concepts.  There will be various opportunities to study how stress influences migration biology of wild fish, particularly in the context of carry-over effects.  Ideal applicants will have expertise in behavioural endocrinology, field ecology, and experimental biology with an interest in conservation physiology.  Experience with fish is not essential provided that applicants have experience with the behavioural endocrinology of other vertebrates (e.g., birds, reptiles, etc).  The successful applicant will be exceptionally creative and willing to work with other Cooke Lab team members as well as a variety of partners and collaborators.  They will be dependable, organized and able to take projects from idea to completion.  There will be opportunities to mentor graduate and undergraduate students and participate in outreach activities.  Applicants must be willing and able to travel nationally and internationally for field work and have a valid drivers licence.  Applicants should submit an application package consisting of a cover letter detailing research experience and interests, a complete CV, and contact information for three references. Applications should be submitted to steven.cooke@carleton.ca ideally before January 20, 2015.  Application review will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.