Graduate Assistantship (MS), Biology Department, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth

Agency
Texas Christian University
Location
Fort Worth, Texas
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$16,500/academic year + $3,600 summer support + partial health insurance coverage
Start Date
08/15/2022
Last Date to Apply
02/15/2022
Website
http://www.aquaticecologylab.tcu.edu/
Description
I am recruiting an MS student to complete a thesis focused on mercury contamination and food web dynamics of arctic birds. The student will conduct mercury and stable isotope analyses on archived samples and may have the opportunity to travel to Greenland to assist with field work. The MS teaching assistantship includes a full tuition award, a 9-month stipend of $16,500, and 75% of student health insurance at TCU. The award is renewable for a second year, based on satisfactory performance in the first. The work load is no more than 20 hours per week during the 9-month academic year, and most students are assigned to teach labs in either Introductory Biology I & II (BIOL 10501/10511) or Contemporary Issues in Biology (BIOL 10003). In addition, MS students may apply for a competitive internal award, the Adkins Fellowship, that provides $3,600 in summer stipend in support of their thesis research between the first and second year. The department provides $1,300 of travel support for graduate students to present their research at a scientific meeting. Most of my graduate students finish their degree in two years, publish their research in a scientific journal and go on to successful careers in the field of ecology and environmental science. I encourage prospective students to contact me ASAP to discuss this opportunity and the application process.
Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in biology/ecology/environmental science or equivalent.
Contact Person
Matt Chumchal
Contact eMail
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