MS Assistantship – Fish ecology – Texas Tech University

Agency
Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Natural Resources, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Location
Lubbock, TX
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
18,500 plus tuition and benefits
Start Date
05/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
02/27/2022
Website
https://www1.usgs.gov/coopunits/unit/Texas
Description
The Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Texas Tech University is seeking a highly motivated master’s student to address species resilience and vulnerability to intermittent flow. The project will incorporate standard field surveys and environmental associations to assess fish distributions under varying flow conditions. The graduate assistant will have the opportunity to gain experience working with state agency collaborators and academic professionals. The position includes funding for conference attendance for further professional development and networking opportunities. The selected applicant will be expected to complete degree requirements and publish results in peer-reviewed journals.
Qualifications
B.S. in Ecology, Aquatic and Fisheries Biology, or related field in environmental sciences. All applicants must have at least 3.0 GPA for the last 90 credits of coursework. Ability to work safely and productively as a respectful and inclusive team member. Willingness and capability to work in challenging field conditions is required. Previous field experience working in freshwater ecosystems is beneficial but not necessary. Demonstrated experience with R, GIS, and/or written and oral science communication skills are also beneficial but not required. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are vital to our mission in the Cooperative Research Units. We are dedicated to building a culture of inclusivity and respect through graduate education, research, and technical assistance. We oppose discrimination and racism in all of their forms and embrace diversity as a source of strength, ingenuity, and inspiration. We also acknowledge, with respect, that the lands and waters on which we perform research and teaching are the traditional and ancestral homelands of indigenous Nations and peoples. The Texas Tech University system is an EEO/AA employer. Closing date: Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until filled. Selected applicants will be encouraged to formally apply for graduate school at the Department of Natural Resources (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrm/) for Fall 2022. Field work will begin as a research technician in Spring/Summer 2022. Contact: To apply email a letter of interest, CV, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references to Dr. Jane Rogosch, Texas Cooperative Research Unit, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX at jrogosch@ttu.edu. The letter of interest should include education and employment experience, research interests, career goals, and how this degree will help you achieve those goals. p: 806-834-8414 w: https://www1.usgs.gov/coopunits/unit/Texas
Contact Person
Dr. Jane Rogosch
Contact Phone
8068348414
Contact eMail
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