The student will develop a MS thesis focused on the sampling efficiency of multiple gears for sampling stream fishes and on mechanisms regulating stream fish distribution throughout western Iowa. The student will assist with the collection of fish in the field and processing samples in the laboratory. Additionally, these positions will train students on appropriate use of field and laboratory equipment and will be responsible for data quality control in the field and the lab. The successful candidates will conduct data analysis and assist in writing technical reports and scientific manuscripts.
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.
Send application (cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, and contact information of 3 references) electronically to Dr. Michael Weber email@example.com
Application review begins on October 25, 2021.
Start dates are flexible, between January – May 2022. Earlier start dates are preferred.