Job: Ph.D. Research Assistantship

Title Ph.D. Research Assistantship
Agency, Location Univ of FL
Categories PhD
Job # 10140
Salary $22,000 Stipend + Tuition + Fees
End Date 10/15 or until filled

Ph.D. Research Assistantship – Management Strategy Evaluation of Data Limited Stocks in the Gulf of Mexico

The selected student will develop a Management Strategy Evaluation to test a range of management actions on fish and fisheries in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Working closely with scientists from the Florida Marine Research Institute and the National Marine Fisheries Service, the student will focus on data-limited, multi-stock, reef fish fisheries. This project has the potential to greatly impact how fisheries are managed in the southeastern U.S.


Applicants must have completed a Masters degree or be on track to finish a Masters degree by December of 2013. The Assistantship is set to begin in January of 2014.

While applicants can come from a wide variety of disciplines (ecology, fisheries, wildlife, environmental science, statistics, or related fields), all applicants should have a strong quantitative background including at least two semesters of calculus and two semesters of statistics. Fluency with a computer language (e.g., R, Matlab, C++) is desired, but not required.


Dr. Jim Berkson (352)294-0887.
Preliminary applications should be sent to Dr. Berkson by email at These should include: 1) resume, 2) copy of all university transcripts (unofficial accepted for initial application), 3) GRE scores, and 4) names and contact information of three references.