The Division of Forestry and Natural Resources at West Virginia University is searching for a Ph.D. student to use genomic tools to assess lake sturgeon movement in Lake Superior. The student will use landscape genetic approaches to understand movement of lake sturgeon and will conduct a comprehensive analysis to identify demographic factors that affect movement. The student will work closely with the federal, state, and Canadian agencies to interpret results in a management context. Funding for four years will be provided through a research assistantship. Review will begin March 29 and will continue until position is filled. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, CV, unofficial copies of transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Amy Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
M.S. in fisheries, wildlife, biology, genetics, or related field. Laboratory experience in genetic techniques required.