PhD position at Virginia Tech – Marine Ecology and Population Dynamics: Virginia

Agency
Virginia Tech
Location
Blacksburg, VA
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$24,000 - $26,000 per year, plus tuition ($14,000-$15,000) and student health benefits. Position is supported by GRA/GTA.
Last Date to Apply
12/30/2021
Website
http://www.fishwild.vt.edu/faculty/jiao.htm
Description
One Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantship is available in marine ecology and population dynamics. The candidate will work with scientists from Virginia Tech and collaborative institutes and industries to conduct an interdisciplinary project on fish ecology and population ecology under the autonomous offshore aquaculture environment funded by USDA-NIFA. Duties will include analyzing fish samples and monitoring data on water quality and fish behavior and demographics, coordinating with other team members and collaborators on wave energy and computer engineering, and preparing reports, presentations, and publications for scientific audiences.
Qualifications
Applicants must have a M.S. in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Fisheries, or similar areas for entrance in the program. The most qualified applicant will have a strong fish ecology and quantitative background and a strong interest in fisheries population dynamics. Stipend: $24-26,000 per year, plus tuition ($14,000-$15,000). Position is supported by GRA/GTA. Closing Date: As soon as a suitable candidate is found. Review begins immediately. Expected starting date: Spring Semester 2022. Interested applicants should submit the following: Letter of interest, CV, unofficial transcripts, GRE test scores (optional), and the names of three references as one PDF file to: Yan Jiao, yjiao@vt.edu. The selected applicant will need to apply to the Virginia Tech Graduate School before acceptance.
Contact Person
yjiao@vt.edu
Contact eMail
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