Graduate Research Assistant – Fisheries: Nebraska

Agency
University of Nebraska Kearney
Location
Kearney, Nebraska (for coursework) and eastern South Dakota (for field work)
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$10,150 for 9 months plus full tuition waiver; additional summer salary will also be provided
Start Date
07/01/2018
Last Date to Apply
01/30/2018
Website
http://www.unk.edu/academics/biology/index.php
Description
Master’s student will evaluate post-stocking survival of and habitat use by juvenile muskellunge in eastern South Dakota lakes using acoustic telemetry. Field work will require longer trips and stays in eastern South Dakota, but the student will be expected to reside near and take on-campus classes at the University of Nebraska Kearney that will count toward the M.S. (thesis option) in the Department of Biology. Further, the student will be expected to: 1) work closely with state agency biologists in collecting and managing data; 2) develop a related side project that may or may not be included in the thesis; 3) earn and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 during the graduate program; 4) meet all other department requirements toward the M.S. program; and 5) present the results of research to relevant audiences in written and oral forms.
Qualifications
Desired skills: Field experience in fisheries (e.g., electrofishing, frame netting); telemetry experience; good scientific writing skills; experience with data management and statistics Minimum requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in fisheries science and/or management or other related degree; a minimum 3.0 GPA earned during the Bachelor’s program; demonstrated teamwork skills How to apply: Please send a cover letter detailing your interest to this position along with a resume/curriculum vitae to Dr. Melissa Wuellner at wuellnermr@unk.edu no later than January 30, 2018.
Contact Person
Dr. Melissa R. Wuellner
Contact Phone
308-865-8006
Contact eMail
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