MS Assistantship in Marine and Environmental Biology-Louisiana

Agency
Nicholls State University
Location
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$4500/semester and tuition waiver
Start Date
01/16/2019
Last Date to Apply
10/31/2018
Website
https://www.nicholls.edu/biology/master-of-science-degree-program/
Description
A Teaching Assistantship will be available for the Spring 2019 semester for the Master of Science in Marine and Environmental Biology program at Nicholls State University. Teaching Assistantships include tuition wavier and stipend of $4500 a semester. For more information about the program visit https://www.nicholls.edu/biology/master-of-science-degree-program/. Admission requirements include: B.S. degree in science curriculum, minimum GPA of 3.0, and combined GRE (verbal + quantitative) of 300. Application procedure includes an online application and fee (http://www.nicholls.edu/apply/), and cover letter, CV, official GRE scores and academic transcripts, and departmental application package (https://www.nicholls.edu/biology/master-of-science-degree-program/admission-requirements/) including three letters of recommendation (forms included in departmental application). Deadline for applying is October 31, 2018. Application materials and questions regarding the program should be sent (email is preferred) to Dr. Chris Bonvillain, Department of Biological Sciences, P.O. Box 2021, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA 70310, 985-449-7116, chris.bonvillain@nicholls.edu. See Graduate Faculty (https://www.nicholls.edu/biology/master-of-science-degree-program/graduate-faculty/) and Research Labs (https://www.nicholls.edu/biology/research-labs/) for more information on faculty research interests. Dr. Chris Bonvillain (chris.bonvillain@nicholls.edu): The successful applicant will conduct a field research project over two field seasons examining crayfish population dynamics in hypoxic and normoxic habitats in the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana. This is a field intense project that includes crayfish trapping and handling, habitat assessments, and quantification of physiological biomarkers. Additionally, the student will work with research partners at The Nature Conservancy and participate in various project communication and reporting activities. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, have experience operating outboard engine boats, and able to tolerate harsh field conditions (cold, hot, humid, rain, bugs).
Qualifications
Admission requirements include: B.S. degree in science curriculum, minimum GPA of 3.0, and combined GRE (verbal + quantitative) of 300. Application procedure includes an online application and fee (http://www.nicholls.edu/apply/), and cover letter, CV, official GRE scores and academic transcripts, and departmental application package (https://www.nicholls.edu/biology/master-of-science-degree-program/admission-requirements/) including three letters of recommendation (forms included in departmental application).
Contact Person
Dr. Chris Bonvillain
Contact Phone
985-449-7116
Contact eMail
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