Job: Coho Salmon eDNA (Three M.S. Assistantships)

Title Coho Salmon eDNA (Three M.S. Assistantships)
Agency, Location Humboldt State University, Department of Fisheries Biology, Arcata, California
Categories Student
Job # 13549
Salary $18,000/year for 2.5 years

Seeking three M.S. students to use environmental DNA (eDNA) to monitor juvenile coho salmon: (i) Experimental assessment of eDNA ecology and dynamics in a natural riverine setting, (ii) Comparison of local-scale occupancy estimates from eDNA and field surveys, and (iii) Comparison of basin-scale occupancy estimates from eDNA and field surveys. Students responsible for field collections of samples, laboratory analysis, data analysis, and report preparation.


B.S. in fisheries, natural resources, ecology, biology, or related field. Preferred: Strong statistical skills, experience with genetic techniques, excellent writing, highly motivated with strong work ethic.

Ad Closing Date: Project starts January 2020. Only pre-selected applicants will be contacted (based on order received).


Email cover letter, résumé, unofficial transcripts, GRE scores, contact information of 3 references to [email protected].