MS Assistantship in Fish Ecology – Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
stipend plus tuition waiver
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
A research assistantship is available to support a Master's position in the Biological and Environmental Sciences Department at Texas A&M University-Commerce to work on a research project investigating fish communities in Red River tributaries of North Texas. The graduate student will be expected to develop an independent thesis project with their advisor related to fish sampling in the Red River drainage in the topics of either: 1) population genetics, 2) community ecology, or 3) landscape/waterscape ecology. The project will involve significant fieldwork including backpack electrofishing and seining and possibly population genetics lab work dependent upon thesis choice. The student will be supported through a tuition waiver, benefits, and a monthly stipend. The successful applicant will be expected to apply formally to Texas A&M University-Commerce for enrollment in the Fall of 2021.
Applicants should have or anticipate having a BS degree in biology, ecology, fisheries, or a related discipline by the end of Spring 2021. Applicants should be highly motivated, able to work in wadable streams in inclement weather, and have good verbal and written communication skills. Previous experience conducting ichthyological surveys or identifying fishes would be beneficial. Previous experience contributing to research projects, conducting statistical analyses, or engaging in scientific writing would also be preferred. If interested, please send an email to Dr. Bjorn Schmidt ( with the following information: CV, transcripts (unofficial okay), contact information for three references, and a brief cover letter outlining relevant experience and research interests.Applications will begin to be reviewed on 02/01/21, and will continue to be reviewed until filled.
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Bjorn Schmidt
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