Interested in getting some experience in research?
Want to paid full-time in Antigonish for the summer?
There is an opening in the Wyeth Lab for a research assistant position for summer 2018. The primary project associated with this position will be studying snail behaviour. The research assistant will work with another student on the project, exploring how the snails move with respect to food odours. Our larger goal is to better understand how animals navigate depending on whether they are in slow or fast flow environments, with different kinds of prey present. Practically, the research assistant will gain experience in general research skills, animal husbandry, data analysis in Excel and other software, video techniques (with GoPro cameras), image and video analysis. Involvement with other Wyeth Lab projects will also occur. Overall, lots of variety, and lots of problem solving!
Interested students should email a copy of an unofficial transcipt and resume to Dr. Wyeth, along with a short description of both career ideas and their reason for being interested in research. Minimum requirements: currently enrolled StFX student (any year); 70% average of grades on transcript.
Review of applications will begin Jan 31, 2018.