Job: MS Graduate Research Assistant

Title MS Graduate Research Assistant
Agency, Location UT State Univ, Dept of Watershed Sciences
Categories Student
Job # 10018
Salary Tuition is paid by the project, and university-student medical insurance is provided with a modest student co-pay. Total annual award = $20,000-$25,000/year.
End Date Until filled
Responsibilities

Student will develop a thesis within framework of a study designed to quantify pelican predation effects on cutthroat trout in Strawberry Reservoir, Utah. The project will involve PIT-tag technology, snorkeling, and video, and pelican capture and satellite telemetry. Analytical aspects will include mark-recapture survival analysis, and bioenergetics of pelican consumption. Candidates should have training and interests in fish ecology, also some experience or interest in wildlife or avian ecology; however, several avian experts are involved in the project. The student will be expected to live near the field site for much of the spring and summer field season.

Start date is Negotiable, preferred start date, fall semester 2013.

Qualifications

B.S. degree in ecology, fisheries, biology, or related field and minimum requirements: Last 60 credit hours = 3.2 GPA, combined verbal and analytical minimum GRE score of 307, and 3 letters of recommendation. The student must be able to swim and be comfortable working from boats.
Salary: A monthly stipend starting at $1300/month will be provided for the two-year duration of the project, with opportunities for tiered raises provided at the time of completion of specific graduate education and research goals.

Email phaedra.budy@usu.edu
Link http://www.usu.edu/fel/ AND http://www.cnr.usu.edu/wats/