Masters’ Assistance Program

The new Masters’ Assistance Program is aimed at getting undergraduate students some experience in a lab, while at the same time helping out masters’ students lighten their load a little bit and get some help with some of the grunt work on their projects. These are unpaid positions for undergrads. To apply send us (ossoc@uvic.ca) a brief resume, and a short paragraph about why you are interested in the position (other information may also be requested). If there is lots of interest in a particular position we will select the candidates that seem best suited and/or excited for the position and will set up brief interviews with the Masters student seeking the assistance.
No experience is required for these positions, GETTING EXPERIENCE is the whole point of this program!

1) Juvenile Chinook Salmon behaviour observations – Posted Nov. 26, 2013
This honours project will examine the effects of climate change in the form of temperature increase and feeding regimes on the behaviour of juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Video footage from each temperature and feeding treatment needs to be analyzed for many behavioural metrics, particularly aggression, position and activity level of the fish. This volunteer experience will provide knowledge of the behavioural ecology of juvenile Chinook salmon and valuable experience in analyzing behaviour and videos that will be useful in future endeavors.

Hours per week: 5-10
Start Date: ASAP
To apply for this position, please write 3 to 4 sentences expressing your interest in the project and email it along with a basic resume and timetable to ossoc@uvic.ca. Please include Pro-D MAP Otolith Project in the subject line.

2) Lab Assistant in Sockeye Salmon Study- Otolith Project
An OSS member needed for one to two hours a week working in fisheries lab. This research focuses on juvenile marine mortality of Sockeye salmon and its variation across latitudinal and regional areas. The time commitment for this particular placement will vary between one and two hours a week, starting in early to mid November. 
To apply for this position, please write 3 to 4 sentences expressing your interest in the project and email it along with a basic resume and timetable to ossoc@uvic.ca. Please include Pro-D MAP Otolith Project in the subject line.

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