Coastal Ecology Research Assistant-Texas

Agency
University of Houston Clear Lake/Environmental Institute of Houston
Location
Houston, Texas
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$2,000 (summer) $1,000 (fall/spring)
Start Date
05/16/2018
Last Date to Apply
04/15/2018
Website
http://www.eih.uhcl.edu
Description
The Environmental Institute of Houston (EIH) at the University of Houston-Clear Lake is conducting a study on the effects of freshwater inflow on oligohaline submerged aquatic vegetation, benthic and nekton communities in the Galveston Bay and adjacent coastal systems. An excellent opportunity exists for a new graduate student interested in estuarine ecology. Individuals will be responsible for conducting an applied research project under direction of Dr. George Guillen. The student will be responsible for learning and operating various field and laboratory techniques including benthic macroinvertebrate sampling, water quality monitoring techniques, fish collection/sampling, and boating. Students will work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and fellow graduate students in sometimes remote locations.
Qualifications
* Graduation from an accredited university with a B.S. in an appropriate field (e.g. fisheries, wildlife science, ecology, aquatic/marine biology or related field) with excellent academic credentials and letters of reference (see entrance requirements at web site and links below). * Acceptance into graduate school in the Environmental Science Program at UHCL (M.S. Thesis Option). * Ability to carry out strenuous field work. * Academic commitment to work on project full-time and timely completion of project. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing your professional goals, CV, unofficial GRE scores, college transcript, and contact information for three professional references (faculty member, advisor, or employer – technical job) to George Guillen. Upon initial contact additional information will be sent. Admission requirements: https://www.uhcl.edu/admissions/apply/graduate/how-to-apply https://www.uhcl.edu/academics/degrees/environmental-science-ms-environmental-biology-specialization
Contact Person
George Guillen
Contact Phone
281-283-3950
Contact eMail
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