M.S. Assistantship – Snook behavior and habitat use: Brownsville, Texas

Agency
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location
Brownsville, TX
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
1,200 per month
Start Date
09/01/2018
Last Date to Apply
07/20/2018
Website
http://www.utrgv.edu/graduate/
Description
I am inviting applications for a graduate position (MSc) that includes support as a research assistant. The appointment is to begin this Fall 2018 in the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. This position includes a research component aimed at investigating the occurrence, behavior, reproduction and potential competition between two species of snook: common snook, Centropomus undecimalis and fat snook, Centropomus spp. in south Texas. Duties will include capture and documentation of snook, monitoring behavior via acoustic telemetry, and histological work to determine reproductive condition. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology or a related field. Successful candidates must demonstrate an aptitude for research and ability to work independently. Prior laboratory experience working with histology, and field work with fish is preferred, as is the ability to conduct fieldwork under hot weather conditions. A current, valid U.S. driver's license and good driving record is also preferred. The successful applicant will be expected to enroll full time in the UTRGV Master of Science program pursuing the thesis option. The available assistantship has a stipend of $1200 per month and includes tuition support. Interested applicants should send to Dr. Richard Kline (richard.kline@utrgv.edu) a copy of their CV or resume, GPA and GRE scores, a written statement of graduate research interests, and contact information for two references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Qualifications
Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology or a related field and have laboratory experience. Prior experience working with genetic markers, amphibian research and/or ecology is preferred, as is the ability to conduct fieldwork under hot weather conditions. A current, valid U.S. driver's license and good driving record is also preferred. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and minimum new GRE scores of: verbal 150 and quantitative 153 are required.
Contact Person
Dr. Richard Kline
Contact Phone
9568825789
Contact eMail
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