I’m seeking a student interested in conducting research on aquatic ecology and learning sampling and analytical techniques for diet assessment of fishes and aquatic macroinvertebrates. The successful applicant is expected to lead an independent research project, conduct field work in remote locations across the State of Mississippi, supervise undergraduate students, apply for funding, analyze data, prepare manuscripts for publication, present results at national or international conferences, and complete its M.S. degree in two years. In addition, all graduate and undergraduate students in my lab are expected to perform other duties to support the lab’s goals such as lab maintenance, assistance in other research projects and active participation in departmental academic activities.
B.S. degree in Biology, Zoology, Wildlife/Fisheries, Environmental Science or similarly related field is required. Field experience in aquatic ecology through college level courses and internships. Ability to work independently in remote field settings. Experience driving boats and trailers. Good quantitative skills (or a desire and commitment to develop these skills). Excellent oral and written English communication skills. Current knowledge of US south-eastern fauna and flora is desired but not required.