Graduate Research Assistantship ‐ Marine Food Fish Aquaculture

Agency
University of Florida
Location
University of Florida Fort Pierce FL
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$21,333 plus tuition remission
Start Date
01/03/2019
Last Date to Apply
11/01/2018
Description
Start: January 3, 2019 (Spring semester) Program: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Dr. Cortney Ohs, Dr. Matthew DiMaggio, Dr. Joshua Patterson, Dr. Angela Collins) Deadline: November 1, 2018 or as soon as a suitable candidate is identified Description: We are currently seeking applicants for a two year, MS research assistantship investigating marine aquaculture production methods for Hogfish, Lachnolaimus maximus, in Florida. The successful applicant will investigate broodstock acquisition and handling, captive reproduction, egg incubation, and larval culture methods for this valuable species. The proposed investigations will be executed through the collaborative efforts of researchers at the University of Florida’s Indian River Research and Education Center, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, Center for Conservation, and Florida Sea Grant. Location: This position will be located at the University of Florida’s Indian River Research and Education Center (https://irrec.ifas.ufl.edu) a multi-disciplinary research and extension center located in Fort Pierce, FL with a 26 acre fully equipped aquaculture research lab (https://irrec.ifas.ufl.edu/aquaculture). Some of the research may be conducted at the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory (https://tal.ifas.ufl.edu/), also a fully equipped research and extension center located in Ruskin, Florida. The degree will be awarded through the Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation (http://sfrc.ufl.edu). Qualifications: • B.S. degree in biology, zoology, marine sciences, aquaculture or related discipline, GRE scores of >150 Verbal and >150 Quantitative • Demonstrated research experience and familiarity with marine aquaculture is highly desirable • Excellent verbal and written communication skills Salary/Benefits: Stipend of $21,333 annually, plus tuition remission and GatorGradCare health insurance. Application: Interested applicants should submit the following documents as a single pdf or word file via email to Dr. Cortney Ohs, (cohs@ufl.edu) by the November 1, 2018. • Cover letter summarizing interest in the position, qualifications and experience, as well as research and career aspirations • Curriculum Vitae • Unofficial academic transcripts • Unofficial GRE scores • Names and contact information for three professional references Final candidates will be contacted and required to submit formal applications to the University of Florida graduate school by November 1, 2018. For further admission information please visit http://www.graduateschool.ufl.edu/admission/how‐to‐apply/ or contact Ms. Amy Abernethy (aabner@ufl.edu), the academic coordinator for graduate programs.
Qualifications
• B.S. degree in biology, zoology, marine sciences, aquaculture or related discipline, GRE scores of >150 Verbal and >150 Quantitative • Demonstrated research experience and familiarity with marine aquaculture is highly desirable • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Contact Person
Cortney Ohs
Contact eMail
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