A graduate assistantship is available at the MS level in Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences (DOCS) starting in early 2018. The successful applicant will work on a pilot program to evaluate recreational fisheries catch data from a mobile self-reporting app. Catch data will be analyzed, interpreted, and compared to other methods of recreational fisheries catch reporting for sport fishes in Louisiana. The work will be done in collaboration with state agencies. Additionally, there exists the possibility to couple the analytical work with field and/or lab work, depending on student motivations and interest.
Applications will be reviewed starting December 15, although the position will remain open until filled and applicants may apply after the review deadline.
• BS degree in Fisheries, Marine Science/Biology, Ecology, or a related field
• GPA of 3.0 or greater and competitive GRE scores
• Previous research experience in the field of fisheries ecology and/or recreational fisheries
• Highly motivated and capable of working independently
• Experience in R and quantitative skills are strongly desired
Email to Dr. Steve Midway (firstname.lastname@example.org) a single, merged PDF including: 1) cover letter describing research experience and interests, 2) CV or resume, 3) transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), 4) GRE scores, and 5) contact information of three professional references.