Job: Graduate (MS or PhD) Assistantship

Title Graduate (MS or PhD) Assistantship
Agency, Location New Mexico State University
Categories Student
Job # 10736
Salary $22,200-$22,758/year
End Date 10/1

White Sands Pupfish Ecology

A graduate student interested in population ecology is needed to describe population demographics of White Sands pupfish in south central New Mexico. Successful candidate will relate abundance of populations to season and habitat types using novel capture techniques and compare sampling effectiveness with existing monitoring protocol. Candidate will be given the freedom to pursue personal research areas of interest and to explore their passion for fish. Candidates will present their findings at professional venues, supervise field techs, and assist with mentoring undergraduate fishery majors.


B.S. or M.S. fisheries biology, ecology, natural resource management. Quantitative/Verbal GRE scores greater than 75%. Successful candidate must demonstrate strong work ethic, ability to work well with others and independently. Must demonstrate well-developed oral and written communication skills with a proven publication record. Strong analytical skills including statistical analysis using SAS or R and spatial ecology using GIS. Send brief letter of interest, CV, references, unofficial transcripts with GRE scores, and contact information to Dr. Colleen Caldwell.


Dr. Colleen Caldwell, Unit Leader(email below); 575-646-8126;