PhD Assistantship – Effects of escapement on reservoir Walleye and Muskellunge populations

Agency
Iowa State University
Location
Ames, Iowa
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$26,400/year, benefits, and full tuition waiver
Last Date to Apply
06/01/2021
Website
https://www.nrem.iastate.edu/
Description
PhD student will evaluate population dynamics of Walleye and Muskellunge and the ability of physical barriers to mitigate escapement from reservoirs. Project will involve field data collection (e.g., mark-recapture, acoustic telemetry) and manipulative laboratory experiments. Student will be responsible for data collection, supervising field technicians, data entry and analysis, and annual reports. Opportunities exist to develop research questions based on students interests.
Qualifications
M.S. degree in fisheries or related field. Experience with population modelling is beneficial but not required. Candidates with demonstrated written and oral communication, analytical skills, and strong academic credentials are preferred. Applicant must be highly motivated, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and be physically capable and willing to work long hours outdoors. Send application (cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information of 3 references) electronically to Dr. Michael Weber mjw@iastate.edu Position is open until filled.
Contact Person
Dr. Michael Weber
Contact eMail
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