Job: PhD Assistantship

Title PhD Assistantship
Agency, Location Oklahoma Coop. Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Categories Student
Job # 10691
Salary Approximately $18,000 per year plus benefits; tuition waiver
End Date 11/31 or until filled

PhD Assistantship:

The goal of this project is to use eDNA to verify the presence of cavefish and cave crayfish populations of the Ozark Highlands ecoregion while developing the foundation for monitoring methods that may be used in the future to document species abundance. The project will support recovery and monitoring efforts of state and federal agencies and inform conservation decisions. The student associated with the project will be encouraged to develop additional objectives that complement the central theme of the assistantship.


  • A Master’s degree in biology, ecology, fisheries, or related field
  • Basic skills using genetic techniques
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Please send your curriculum vitae (with 3 references), cover letter that described your research interest and background, transcripts (unofficial are fine), GRE scores, and a writing sample to:
Dr. Shannon Brewer (email below).

Start date is anticipated in January 2015.