Recruitment for Graduate Students for 2020

We are recruiting 2 graduate students (Master’s or PhD) to begin September 2020 for the following projects:
1. Fate and effects of microplastics in freshwaters ecosystems.
2. Impacts of oil-related contaminants on behaviour of aquatic animals.
Both projects involve manipulative experiments in aquatic mesocosms and/or whole lakes based at renowned field stations, and are part of larger, collaborative research programs.

Graduate school: student will enrol in a graduate program at Queen’s University in the Department of Biology or School of Environmental Studies.
Requirements: post-secondary degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or a related field; knowledge of ecotoxicology, aquatic ecology, and/or animal behaviour; experience or interest in sampling fish and/or amphibians; experience or interest in the design and execution of field studies; demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively; and strong quantitative and communication skills.

To apply for a position, please send the following to Dr. Orihel by Nov. 1, 2019
via email (To:; Subject: “Graduate Application 2020”): (i) cover letter stating your research interests and how they align with our research group, your reasons for pursing a graduate degree, and your qualifications as they relate to the position; (ii) your curriculum vitae; (iii) unofficial university transcripts; and (iv) contact information for 3 references. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

You are welcome to download our poster and share it on your networks: QE3GradRecruitmentAd2020.pdf (280KB)