M.S. Graduate Assistantship: Atlantic salmon kelt passage – University of Maine, Orono

Agency
University of Maine, Orono
Location
Orono, Maine
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$23,000 per year, $2,386 health, and $7,033 tuition (estimated). Funding is renewed annually (anticipated 3 years).
Start Date
05/15/2022
Last Date to Apply
12/31/2021
Website
https://www1.usgs.gov/coopunits/unit/Maine
Description
Incumbent will study migratory behavior and passage success of sea run adult Atlantic salmon in the Penobscot River, Maine. The project will use active telemetry (radio or acoustic) and physiological assessment to characterize migratory, reproductive and survival costs imposed by dams. This is a quantitatively intense study. Experience in field ecology, database management, and telemetry are desirable – but only a willingness to learn is a necessity. Good communication skills are essential as the incumbent will work with many partners (State of Maine, federal, tribal and NGOs). One to two semesters of TA support are anticipated. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Qualifications
B.S. in biology or equivalent, quantitative skills, interest in fisheries science and excellent work ethics. GPA of 3.2+ and GREs >50th percentile desired (if available). Send cover letter, CV, transcript copies, three references (names only) and GRE scores/percentiles to Joe Zydlewski (email josephz@maine.edu) with heading “Kelt passage”
Contact Person
Joe Zydlewski
Contact Phone
2075812853
Contact eMail
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