2 PhD positions, University of Toronto, Scarborough campus

2 PhD positions are available to join the Laboratory of Quantitative Global Change Ecology, (https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/labs/molnar/) in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto (https://eeb.utoronto.ca/education/graduate/), Scarborough campus (https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/biosci/welcome-biological-sciences), starting in spring or fall 2021.

Successful applicants will work on theoretical, empirical, and applied aspects of how climate change and land use change impact host-parasite dynamics, with Position 1 focusing more strongly on theoretical, computational, and modelling aspects, and Position 2 focusing more strongly on empirical and applied aspects using select model systems (e.g., winter ticks & ungulates in Yukon; tapeworms & foxes in Ontario; helminths & large mammals in Costa Rica).

Applicants for either position should have strong quantitative, organizational, and writing skills, and should be highly motivated to work at the interface of ecological modelling and ecological data collection. Applicants for Position 1 should have a strong background in mathematical & statistical modelling, with field experience being an asset. Applicants for Position 2 should have field experience and a strong background in population ecology, with some familiarity with ecological modelling being an asset.

To apply, please email me (peter.molnar@utoronto.ca) (i) your CV, (ii) unofficial transcripts of all past and ongoing studies, and (iii) a one-page statement that outlines your academic background, qualifications, and interest in one or both of the advertised positions. Due to the ongoing pandemic related travel limitations, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents are especially encouraged to apply, but outstanding international applicants will also be considered.

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