M.S. Research Assistantship – Riverine Fish Community Response to Experimental Flow Releases From Reservoirs: Iowa

Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
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Graduate Assistantships
~$25,000/year plus benefits and 50% tuition waiver
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Last Date to Apply
With guidance from academic advisors and agency collaborators, evaluate the effects of Red Rock Dam experimental flow releases on downstream fish communities in the Des Moines River, including impacts on food resources (zooplankton, benthic macroinvertebrates) and abiotic conditions. Supervise technicians, perform fieldwork, compile data from various sources, conduct analyses, write annual progress reports, and carry out other duties as needed. Complete thesis and other requirements of M.S. degree, including submitting manuscripts for publication.
Bachelor’s degree in ecology, environmental science, fisheries, or related field. Coursework or comparable experience with aquatic ecology, freshwater fish and/or fisheries, rivers, and biostatistics is desirable. Demonstrated strength in written and oral communication, analytical skills, strong academic credentials, and boat operating/trailering experience are preferred. Applicants should be highly motivated, demonstrate a strong work ethic, be physically capable and willing to frequently work in demanding outdoor conditions, and possess a valid driver’s license. To apply, send application (cover letter, résumé, copies of transcripts, and contact information of 3 references) electronically to Dr. Michael Weber (mjw@iastate.edu). Application review begins February 8, 2021; applications accepted until position filled Start Date: On or before May 24, 2021
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Dr. Michael Weber
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