PhD Graduate Assistantship – Texas A&M University

Texas A&M Natural Resource Institute
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary: ~$35,000/yr (tuition + salary).
Last Date to Apply
A PhD assistantship is available under the supervision of Dr. Charles Randklev and Dr. Roel Lopez in the Texas A&M Natural Resource Institute and Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing, implementing, and testing lethal and sublethal temperature assays in order to identify thermal stress in threatened mussel species. Funding for this project is from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the US Fish & Wildlife Service. A full stipend (grant funded Research Assistantship) for 3 years will be provided. PhD Student Salary: ~$35,000/yr (tuition + salary). Start dates: January or May of 2019 More information about the PhD program in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries: More information about mussel research program at NRI-TAMU: Before applying to either program, please email a single PDF document to BOTH Dr. Randklev ( AND Dr. Lopez ( that contains: (1) a letter of interest describing your qualifications, experience and background, (2) your CV, (3) GRE scores, (4) GPA and unofficial transcripts, and (5) contact information for 3 academic/research references. Feel free to contact us for more information about the graduate programs, our research, and more specifics about the project.
Qualifications for PhD Student: Required: BS in Biology or related field; previous research experience in aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology; strong aptitude for research, strong analytical and oral and written scientific communication skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently and as a team; background/experience in GIS; valid driver’s license; valid passport and ability to travel to Mexico; strong swimmer and comfortable in the water/snorkeling; interest in pursuing a career in academia or research; GPA >3.0; GRE scores > 60th percentile (153 verbal and 156 quantitative). Preferred: MS in Biology or related field; research experience with freshwater mussels (unionids); experience in ecotoxicology with mussels; SCUBA certified and some dive experience; track record in publications and/or conference presentations; GPA >3.5; GRE scores >70th percentile (156 verbal and 159 quantitative). Start dates: January or May of 2019
Contact Person
Dr. Charles Randklev
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