Job: Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship

Title Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship
Agency, Location University of Maine, Orono
Categories Student
Job # 12092
Salary $26,000 per year (4.5 –year), $2,732 health, and tuition. Funding is renewed annually.
End Date 2017-01-31

Incumbent will step into an ongoing project using PIT, radio and acoustic telemetry to track adult Atlantic salmon, American shad and alewife in the Penobscot River Maine after two dam removals. Questions of dam passage efficiency and in river behavior will be central to this quantitatively intense study. Experience in telemetry, basic electronics, database management, boat handling, electrofishing and modeling are desirable – but a willingness to learn is a necessity. Good communication skills are essential. Incumbent will work with the State of Maine, NOAA and USFWS and be responsible for frequent reporting. One to two semesters of TA support is anticipated.


M.S. in biology or equivalent, quantitative skills, interest in fisheries science and excellent work ethics. GPA of 3.2+ and GREs >50th percentile desired.


Send CV, transcripts copies, 3 refs (names) and GRE scores to Joe Zydlewski (email