MS in Fisheries Biology: Ames, IA

Agency
Iowa State University
Location
Ames, IA
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$26,400/year plus 50% tuition waiver and benefits
Last Date to Apply
10/25/2021
Website
https://www.nrem.iastate.edu/
Description
The research project will be assessing the reproductive phenology of fishes in Iowa rivers with a focus on invasive carp. The student will develop a thesis around this general objective. The student will assist with the collection of fish in the field and processing samples in the laboratory. Additionally, the student will train undergraduate students on appropriate use of field and laboratory equipment and will be responsible for data quality control in the field and the lab. The student will conduct data analysis and assists in writing technical reports and scientific manuscripts.
Qualifications
B.S. degree in fisheries or related field. Experience boating and sampling fishes in rivers is beneficial but not required. Candidates with excellent organization skills, demonstrated written and oral communication, analytical skills, strong academic credentials, and the ability to meet deadlines are preferred. Applicant must be highly motivated, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and be physically capable and willing to work long hours in demanding outdoor conditions. These positions require in-state travel that may include overnight stays. To apply Send application (cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, and contact information of 3 references) electronically to Dr. Michael Weber mjw@iastate.edu Application review begins on October 25, 2021. Start dates are flexible, between January – May 2022. Earlier start dates are preferred.
Contact Person
Dr. Michael Weber
Contact eMail
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