PhD – Community and food web structure during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition

The Atomic Ecology Lab at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has an opening for a PhD student to join an exciting multidisciplinary team examining faunal community and trophic structure in Ireland during the late Pleistocene and early Holocene epochs. The student will assist with excavations of faunal remains from multiple cave sites in Ireland, and use a combination of bulk and compound specific stable isotope analyses to assess the trophic ecology of sampled organisms.


The student will be co-supervised by Dr. Brian Hayden (UNB) and Dr. Helen Lewis (University College Dublin). The position will primarily be based in New Brunswick, Canada but will include multiple trips to Ireland for sample collection and processing. Students with a background in archaeology, biogeochemistry and stable isotope ecology are especially encouraged to apply. Students will receive an annual base stiped of approximately $30,000 and will be encouraged to pursue additional scholarships with the aid of the supervisor.  


Interested candidates should send a CV (including publications and references) and cover letter explaining their interest and suitability for the role to Dr. Brian Hayden (, before April 15th, 2023. Informal enquires may also be directed to Dr. Brian Hayden.

Undergraduate students

I am always eager to hear from enthusiastic undergraduate students and regularly have openings for internships and honours research projects through SINLAB. Drop by my office or send an email to discuss opportunities