Freshwater Fisheries/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
04/01/2018
Website
http://www.eih.uhcl.edu
Description
Graduate student will serve as integral team member conducting research on the freshwater fisheries and ecology of Texas streams and rivers evaluating the influence of land-use, hydrology, and water quality on freshwater fish assemblages and riparian habitats. Individuals will be responsible for conducting an applied research project including Texas rivers and streams 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 fulltime 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. 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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