The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (SFWS) at Auburn University (AU) is seeking candidates for a graduate assistantship (Ph.D.) involving stormwater and tidal creek habitats. The assistantship is supported by a recent grant to examine the influence of urban stormwater runoff on the condition and habitat suitability of resident salt marsh fish along the Gulf of Mexico. Candidates will work with an interdisciplinary team from SFWS and the Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences. In addition to contributing to project goals, it is expected that the student will develop their own research focus related to the project. The position can be filled starting summer or fall semester 2018. Additional information about graduate school at AU can be found at http://graduate.auburn.edu/ and the SFWS at http://sfws.auburn.edu/ .
The assistantship will include a $19,180 salary and full tuition waiver. Further, highly qualified candidates will be considered for an AU Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship, which lasts for 3 years and includes an annual stipend of $30,000.
Applicants should possess an M.S. degree in ecology, natural resources, environmental science or other applicable degree. Research experience working in coastal ecosystems and familiarity with salt marshes, fish sampling, and handling small boats is highly desirable.
For further information, email Christopher Anderson (https://cws.auburn.edu/andercj/) at firstname.lastname@example.org. To be considered for the position, candidates should email a cover letter outlining their qualifications, a CV, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, unofficial GRE scores, and contact information for at least 3 references.