The Hurford Lab ( at Memorial University is 
recruiting graduate students at both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. Our research 
group studies population dynamics incorporating temperature effects, animal 
movement, disease, and evolution. We formulate and test specific hypothesis 
using mathematical models and parameterize and evaluate our models using data. 
We analyze mathematical models that are systems of ordinary differential 
equations, delay differential equations, partial differential equations, 
integrodifference equations, or optimization problems and these models are 
applied to a wide variety of systems including green crab, rabies, and salmon 
lice. Specific research projects may include optimal pest treatment strategies 
in seasonal environments, temperature effects on population dynamics and 
movement, explicit models of animal movement and contact rates, or 
collaborative work deriving models related to laboratory research on antibiotic 
resistance in Klebsiella. Our research usually involves computer coding and 
numerical methods and many scripts pertaining to lab research are available 

The salary will be $18,000 (MSc) or $20,000 (PhD) annually with additional 
funding available for conference travel. Tuition information is available here: The ideal candidate 
will have experience deriving and analyzing mathematical models, formulating 
scientific questions, computer programming, mathematical analysis, and 
scientific writing, however, all interested candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should email Dr. Amy Hurford ( This email should 
include: (i) 1-2 paragraphs describing your research interests and any relevant 
past experience, (ii) your CV, and (iii) unofficial transcripts pertaining to 
your previous or ongoing studies (if possible). I will consider applications as 
they are received. For full consideration applicants should indicate their 
interest before February 15, 2019, but applications received after this date 
may be considered.

Memorial University is located in St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. The city 
offers many unique experiences with a vibrant arts community, stunning 
coastline, and proximity to a variety of outdoor activities (hiking, fishing, 
cross-country skiing, etc:

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