An M.S. graduate research assistantship is available within the Fetzer Lab in the Department of Zoology and Physiology at the University of Wyoming. I am seeking an independent and motivated individual to design and conduct research on walleye-salmonid interactions in the Upper North Platte Reservoirs (Pathfinder and Alvoca), WY. The research will focus on evaluating the walleye consumption of stocked salmonids through diet and stable isotope analyses and bioenergetic modeling. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Fetzer Lab, the labs of Dr. Sarah Collins and Dr. Annika Walters, and the Wyoming Game & Fish Department.
Additional Information: The University of Wyoming has a total enrollment of 12,000 full-time students with active ecological research across multiple departments, including Botany, Zoology and Physiology, Ecosystem Science and Management, and the Program in Ecology. The university is located in Laramie, a mountain town with a relatively low cost of living that is close to multiple mountain ranges, and within easy driving distance of Colorado’s Front Range corridor (Fort Collins, Boulder, and Denver). The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, ecology, biology, or a related field with a competitive undergraduate GPA (>3.0). Experience with conducting fisheries fieldwork, diet/stable isotope analyses, and/or bioenergetics modeling preferred. The anticipated start date is summer 2021.
How to apply: Please email the following materials in one (1) file to Dr. William Fetzer (firstname.lastname@example.org):
1. Letter stating interest in the project and highlighting relevant experience,
2. a CV,
3. names/contact info for three references, and
4. transcript with GPA.
Candidates should not initially submit a complete application package to the university unless contacted to do so. Underrepresented Groups and Minorities are encouraged to apply.