A research assistantship is available to support a M.S. student in the Department of Biology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. We are seeking candidates for the 2021 spring semester starting February 1st, 2021 (start date can be flexible) to work on a funded research project investigating the status of at-risk fishes in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The graduate student will be responsible for developing a thesis that provides information on the distribution, habitat use, and interrelatedness of Lake Chub (Couesius plumbeus) and Longnose Sucker (Catostomus catostomus) populations in the region.
The project will involve significant fieldwork including backpack electrofishing, instream habitat surveys, and population genetics laboratory work.
B.A or B.S. in fisheries science, aquatic biology, ecology, or related field with writing experience and coursework in statistical analysis. Competitive applicants will have some field or laboratory experience in aquatic or fisheries ecology and an interest in working with natural resource agencies. Previous experience contributing to research projects or engaging in scientific writing would also be preferred.
If interested, please send an email to Dr. David Schumann (email@example.com) with the following: CV, transcripts (unofficial is fine), contact information for three references, and a brief cover letter outlining relevant experience and research interests.
Applications will begin to be reviewed on 01/15/2021 and will continue to be reviewed until filled.