Job: Graduate Research Assistantship (M.S.)

Title Graduate Research Assistantship (M.S.)
Agency, Location Michigan State University, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife
Categories Student
Job # 13137
Salary Stipend (21K), Tuition, and Health Paid

Using a combination of laboratory experiments and acoustic telemetry movement studies, the student will investigate the mortality experienced by juvenile sea lamprey as they migrate from rivers into Lake Michigan using a novel micro-transmitter. The data will be used to generate age-specific mortality estimates for use in quantitative recruitment models. The work will contribute to the development of novel invasive species control strategies, and will be conducted in collaboration with MSU and Federal scientists in Michigan and Washington. Two years of initial funding is guaranteed.


1) B.S. in Fisheries, Marine or Aquatic Science/Biology, Ecology, or related field; 2) GPA > 3.2 and competitive GRE scores; 3) Previous research experience in the field or lab, evidence of quantitative skills, experience with R a plus; 4) Highly motivated and capable of working independently and collaboratively.

Ad Closing Date: Applications will be reviewed starting February 15. The positions will remain open until filled and applicants may apply at any time. Start date ASAP.


Dr. Michael Wagner, [email protected]