MS Research Assistantship in Fisheries Biology-Iowa

Agency
Iowa State University
Location
Ames, Iowa
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$25,000/year plus benefits and 50% tuition waiver
Start Date
06/01/2018
Last Date to Apply
02/16/2018
Website
http://www.nrem.iastate.edu
Description
The successful applicant will be responsible for evaluating the effects of new tournament regulation changes on bass population dynamics through the continuation of a large-scale mark-recapture project initiated in 2015. The student will attend bass tournaments, track fish with radio telemetry, conduct electrofishing surveys and supervise field technicians, conduct data analysis, prepare reports, and write manuscripts for publication.
Qualifications
A B.S. degree in fisheries or related field and fieldwork experience. Candidates with demonstrated written and oral communication skills and strong academic credentials and work ethic are preferred. Strong quantitative and computer-based skills in modeling and statistics and prior experience in population dynamics and mark-recapture analysis are highly desirable. Candidates must be highly motivated, and physically capable and willing to work long hours in demanding outdoor conditions. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, contact information of 3 references, and academic transcripts (unofficial are ok) to Dr. Michael Weber mjw@iastate.edu
Contact Person
Dr. Michael Weber
Contact eMail
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