Longevity, late age to sexual maturity and intermittent spawning are all
life-history characteristics that make Lake Sturgeon vulnerable to human
impact such as over-fishing and hydroelectric generation. Provincial, First
Nation, Industry and Federal bodies have used conservation aquaculture and
stock enhancement approaches as a mitigative strategy to protect and sustain
threatened or endangered populations of Lake Sturgeon throughout Manitoba
for decades. The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary group at
the University of Manitoba examining the interaction between rearing
environment and phenotypic development in Lake Sturgeon populations
throughout the Province of Manitoba. 

This is a fully funded position that will involve the development of
transcriptomic tools to better understand the interaction between rearing
environment, genotype and developing phenotype to tailor rearing practices
in conservation aquaculture of Lake Sturgeon toward the ultimate goal of
increasing fitness potential of the stocked fish. A background in modern
molecular techniques such as high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatics
is desirable. A January or May 2017 start date is preferred. Interested
applicants should contact Ken Jeffries (ken.jeffr...@umanitoba.ca) or Gary
Anderson (gary.ander...@umanitoba.ca), please outline your research
interests and provide your CV in the email.

More information about the position and the Department of Biological
Sciences at the University of Manitoba are available by following this link:

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