Job: 2 PhD positions – harmful algal blooms and subsistence fisheries

Title 2 PhD positions – harmful algal blooms and subsistence fisheries
Agency, Location Cornell University Dept. of Natural Resources & Environment
Categories Apply, Student
Job # 14095
Salary ~$33k annual, via a mixture of Research and Teaching Assistantships
Responsibilities

  The Fiorella and McIntyre research groups at Cornell University are seeking two graduate students to join an NSF-funded study of how harmful algal blooms affect fisheries from human, fish, and ecosystem perspectives.  This interdisciplinary study focuses on the Kenyan shore of Lake Victoria, and will merge human health outcomes, the behavior of fishers and fish consumers, food web structure, and algal bloom dynamics in space and time.

Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have experience in ecological, public health, economic, or sociological research, with interests in fisheries, limnology, nutrition, food security, or toxicology. The project will involve extensive international travel, and require excellent communication skills. One position will focus on the lake ecosystem (algal blooms, food webs, fisheries), while the other will focus on the human system (fisher behavior, fish consumers, public health). Both positions will start in Fall 2021. We welcome diverse and international applicants.

Ad Closing Date: Applications preferred  by 1 December, but can consider through 31 Dec.

 

Contact

Katie Fiorella ([email protected]) and Pete McIntyre ([email protected]), using subject: “HABs PhD Positions”. Please submit a brief letter of interest, CV, and writing sample.