Graduate Research Assistantship (Aquatic/Fisheries Ecology): Illinois

Illinois Natural History Survey/PRI/UIUC
Sullivan, Illinois
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
50% research assistantship with stipend and tuition waiver
Last Date to Apply
Assistantships are available starting Summer or Fall 2022 for MS and Ph.D. students to conduct research in aquatic ecology and recreational fisheries management. Successful applicants will develop research projects within the following themes: 1) riverine larval fish ecology, 2) ecology of reservoir sport fishes, or 3) social-ecological dynamics of recreational fisheries. The research activities of the Parkos lab are conducted from an integrated network of three INHS field stations: the Kaskaskia, Ridge Lake, and Sam Parr Biological Stations. Field station facilities include outdoor ponds, mesocosms, microscope labs, wet labs, bunkhouses, and workshops. Further details about the Parkos lab and the field stations can be found at: and Students will be advised by Dr. Joe Parkos, a research scientist at the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS;, one of five scientific surveys housed within the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). The home department of successful applicants will be the Department is Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) at UIUC and must meet the minimum admission requirements of the NRES graduate program (
Bachelors in Biology, Ecology, Fisheries Science, or related field. Competitive applicants will have some field or laboratory experience in aquatic or fisheries ecology and experience or an interest in working with stakeholders and professional natural resource agencies.
Contact Person
Dr. Joe Parkos
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