One master’s degree Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantship is available as soon as a suitable candidate is found in population dynamics and ecology. The student’s research will address horseshoe crab population ecology, dynamics and ecosystem implications along the mid-Atlantic coast. The candidate will analyze a large time-series database to study horseshoe crab population ecology with a focus on spatial distribution, egg and population dynamics and their associated implications for seabird conservation. The most qualified applicant will have a strong quantitative background and strong interest in fisheries and ecosystem dynamics and simulation modeling. Duties will include managing and analyzing large datasets, coordinating with other team members and collaborators, and preparing reports, presentations and publications for scientific audiences.
Applicants must have a B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Fisheries, Natural Resources, biostatistics or similar area for entrance in the program. Knowledge of computing languages will be an asset for appropriate candidates.
Interested applicants should submit the following: Letter of interest, names of three references, unofficial transcripts, and CV as one PDF file to: Drs. Eric Hallerman, firstname.lastname@example.org and Yan Jiao, email@example.com. The selected applicant will need to apply to the Virginia Tech Graduate School before acceptance.