Job: Ph.D. Assistantship & M.S. Assistantship

Title Ph.D. Assistantship & M.S. Assistantship
Agency, Location South Dakota State Univ
Categories PhD
Job # 10224
Salary 2013 Ph.D. GRA stipend is $21,609/12 months
End Date 10/31 or until filled
Responsibilities

1 Ph.D. Assistantship (1/1/2014) and 1 (1/1/2015)

Population dynamics and community ecology in western prairie streams. (PhD) Estimate recruitment, growth, and mortality of sportfish species (channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), northern pike (Esox lucius), and walleye (Sander vitreus)) and prey fish species (flathead chub (Platygobio gracilis), western silvery minnow (Hybognathus argyritis), and sand shiner (Notropis stramineus)). (MS) Reach-wide invertebrate samples will be collected alongside fish to expand on previous surveys describing invertebrate occurrence, diversity, guild structure and pollution tolerance for western South Dakota river basins.

Full consideration for the Ph.D. position will be given until October 31, 2013, but the position is open until filled. Applcants for the M.S. position will be considered throughout the coming year.

Qualifications

Applicants for the Ph.D. assistantship should have earned an M.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences or equivalent preparation in a Biological Sciences program

Contact

katie.bertrand@sdstate.edu or brian.graeb@sdstate.edu or nels.troelstrup@sdstate.edu

Link http://www.sdstate.edu/nrm/index.cfm
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