Teaching Assistantship/Terrapin Research – M.S. Marine and Environmental Biology – Louisiana

Agency
Nicholls State University
Location
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$4800/semester plus tuition waiver
Start Date
08/11/2021
Last Date to Apply
05/31/2021
Website
https://www.nicholls.edu/biology/
Description
A Teaching Assistantship in the labs of Dr. Tim Clay is available for the Fall 2021 semester for the Master of Science in Marine and Environmental Biology program at Nicholls State University. Teaching Assistantships include tuition wavier and stipend of $4800 a semester. For more information about the program visit https://www.nicholls.edu/biology/master-of-science-degree-program/. Admission requirements include: • A graduate faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences agrees to serve as major professor (mentor agreement form in the departmental application packet) • B.S. degree in science curriculum • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 • Combined GRE (verbal + quantitative) of 300 Application procedure includes an online application and fee (http://www.nicholls.edu/apply/), and cover letter, CV, official GRE scores and academic transcripts, and departmental application package (https://www.nicholls.edu/biology/master-of-science-degree-program/) including three letters of recommendation (forms included in departmental application). Deadline for applying is May 31, 2021. Applicants should contact Dr. Clay about research opportunities. After contacting Dr. Clay, application materials and questions regarding the program should be sent (email is preferred) to Dr. Chris Bonvillain, Department of Biological Sciences, P.O. Box 2021, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA 70310, 985-449-7116, chris.bonvillain@nicholls.edu. See Research Labs (https://www.nicholls.edu/biology/) for more information on faculty research interests. The research project associated with the position is listed below: Dr. Tim Clay (tim.clay@nicholls.edu): The Clay Ectotherm Lab at Nicholls State University is seeking a MS student interested in turtle life history for Fall 2021. We seek a student who has previous field experience with turtles, population studies, ecological studies, and/or marine biology. Funded research will involve working with Diamondback Terrapin and will focus on nesting success on barrier islands, interactions with blue crab fisheries, and continuation of a long-term mark-recapture study. In addition to terrapin work, this student will have the opportunity to work with a long-term mark-recapture study with box turtle and potentially gain experience with aquatic and terrestrial telemetry. In addition to the TA salary, this position will come with a supplemental $9000 salary for the summer and winter months.
Qualifications
Admission requirements include: • A graduate faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences agrees to serve as major professor (mentor agreement form in the departmental application packet) • B.S. degree in science curriculum • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 • Combined GRE (verbal + quantitative) of 300 Application procedure includes an online application and fee (http://www.nicholls.edu/apply/), and cover letter, CV, official GRE scores and academic transcripts, and departmental application package (https://www.nicholls.edu/biology/master-of-science-degree-program/) including three letters of recommendation (forms included in departmental application). Deadline for applying is May 31, 2021. Applicants should contact Dr. Clay about research opportunities. After contacting Dr. Clay, application materials and questions regarding the program should be sent (email is preferred) to Dr. Chris Bonvillain, Department of Biological Sciences, P.O. Box 2021, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA 70310, 985-449-7116, chris.bonvillain@nicholls.edu. See Research Labs (https://www.nicholls.edu/biology/) for more information on faculty research interests. Research projects associated with the positions are listed below:
Contact Person
Dr. Chris Bonvillain
Contact eMail
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