Ph.D. Position: Energy Flow through Great Lakes Food Webs (University of Wyoming)

University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY
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Graduate Assistantships
Approximately $1960/mo. plus tuition and health benefits
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A Ph.D. graduate research assistantship in the Program in Ecology is available within the Fetzer Lab at the University of Wyoming. I am seeking an independent and motivated individual to design and conduct research to quantify the relative importance of multiple energy pathways to Great Lakes prey fish. The student will develop geospatial models to integrate spatially-explicit estimates of biomass and prey fish resource use to better understand energy flow through Great Lakes food webs. The successful candidate will work closely with the principal investigator, Dr. William Fetzer, and researchers from state, federal, and tribal agencies across the Great Lakes basin. Project funded by the Great Lakes Fishery Trust. 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
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in ecology, biology, or a related field with competitive undergraduate GPA (>3.00); MS degree preferred. Strong background and interest in stable isotopes, geospatial models, and fish ecology and management preferred. The anticipated start date is summer 2021. How to apply: Please email the following materials in one (1) file to Dr. William Fetzer ( 1. Letter stating interest in the project and highlighting relevant experience, 2. a CV, 3. names/contact information 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.
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