Graduate Student Positions
Two graduate assistant positions in fish acoustics are available in the laboratory of Dr. Dennis Higgs at the University of Windsor beginning September, 2020. The specific projects will be designed to best fit the applicants but one project — funded by our GENFISH collaborative grant — will assess genomic changes in response to environmental stressors in fish and one — funded by our NSERC Discovery grant — will investigate multisensory integration in fish signalling.
The lab has a general focus on ecological and behavioural aspects of sensory signalling and uses a combination of neurophysiology, behaviour, and morphology to address questions in this field.
- Some background in fish biology and/or animal behaviour
- An ability to work independently in a self-directed manner
- An ability to work as part of a highly collaborative group
- Strong writing and communication skills
- Interest in acoustics and sensory signalling
- Basic knowledge of statistical approaches
We are open to any new ideas that fit into the general research area of sensory ecology but also have some specific projects that are open to interested students. These include:
- Neurogenesis in developing fish nervous systems
- Developmental changes in hearing ability in fish
- Invasive round gobys in the Great Lakes, their hearing, and their control using acoustic means
- The effects of noise on developing fish
Interested parties should contact Dr. Higgs (email@example.com) with a statement of interest and a curriculum vitae. Due to financial considerations preference will be given to Canadian applicants.