Job: MS or PhD Research Assistantship

Title MS or PhD Research Assistantship
Agency, Location Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Categories Student
Job # 12107
Salary $18,700 annually plus full tuition waiver and health insurance subsidy
End Date 2017-03-01

Conduct research on invasion ecology of Asian carps. The student will have access to a large database of acoustic telemetry data as well as long-term hydroacoustic and demographic survey data for Asian carps the Illinois River in addition to field and laboratory resources for their research. Duties will include conducting field work, data analysis, and presentation and publication of research findings. Multiple overnight trips for field work required.


B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Fisheries, Aquatic ecology or related field (M.S for prospective Ph.D. students). Experience with acoustic telemetry, hydroacoustics, database management, and Arc GIS preferred. Prospective Ph.D. students should demonstrate scholarly activity (e.g., publications, presentations). Applicants must meet admission requirements for the graduate school and Department of Zoology at SIUC. Must maintain a valid driver's license and be able to routinely lift 50 pounds.


Send cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, GRE scores, and contact information for three references to Dr. Alison Coulter or Dr. Greg Whitledge