Prospective students ...
All new opportunities for joining the lab will be posted here.
We aim to recruit highly motivated, intelligent, and well-credentialed students who are interested in fish behavior, ecology, and conservation, and who are dedicated to careers either in the fundamental sciences or the application of scientific knowledge in human decision-making processes.
In January-February of each year we recruit 5-10 undergraduate students to work as paid technicians and/or interns during our summer field season. Please contact Dr. John Hume if you are interested in applying for one of these positions.
Current opportunities ...
Ph.D. student: We seek a motivated and productive graduate student to evaluate movement ecology of migrating sea lamprey in rivers, with an emphasis of path selection related to habitat features (e.g. hydrology) and perceived risk of predation. Please contact me ASAP if you are interested in either position.
Summer Field and Lab Technicians (May-July 2018): We are seeking 6 undergraduate or recently-graduated university students to assist with several projects related to sea lamprey ecology and behavior for the summer of 2018. Technicians will be housed (no charge) near the Hammond Bay Biology Station on the shores of Lake Huron and will work in the region. Pay will be $12 per h, for 40 h weeks throughout the summer. If interested, please contact Dr. John Hume for more information (email@example.com).
We are always looking for fellowship-worthy Ph. D. students interested in working on either (1) movement ecology of sea lamprey via acoustic telemetry, (2) selective fish passage design, and fish behavior in and near fish passage devices, or (3) mercury transfer in stream ecosystems, from migrating fishes into the lower levels of the food web. Fellowships are highly competitive and generally require a M.S. or M.A. degree, GPA > 3.7, and GRE scores in the top 10-15%. We are also very interested in historically-underrepresented groups for these positions. Please contact us if you believe you are qualified.