Job: Ph.D. Graduate Research Asst./Teaching Asst.

Title Ph.D. Graduate Research Asst./Teaching Asst.
Agency, Location Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, VA Tech
Categories Student
Job # 10642
Salary The assistantship covers tuition, a stipend of $23,000 per year, and student health benefits.
Start Date Fall Semester 2014
End Date 8/1 or until filled

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship/Teaching Assistantship in Fish Population Dynamics

Assistantship will focus on the role of introduced blue catfish populations in tidal portions of Atlantic coast rivers. The most qualified applicant will have a strong quantitative background, strong interest in fish population dynamics and simulation modeling. Duties will include proposal writing, manage and analyze large data-sets, mentor undergraduate students, coordinate with other investigators, and prepare reports and presentations for scientific audiences.


Applicants must have an M.S. in Fisheries, Biology, or similar area for entrance in the program.


Please email a letter of interest, names and contact information of three references, unofficial transcripts, and CV to:
Dr.Donald Orth ( and Dr. Yan Jiao (

Selected applicants will need to apply to the Virginia Tech Graduate School before acceptance.

For more information, please go to the websites of the PIs:
Donald Orth (
Yan Jiao (