Job: Graduate Research Assistantship (M.S. or Ph.D.)

Title Graduate Research Assistantship (M.S. or Ph.D.)
Agency, Location Michigan State University, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife
Categories Student
Job # 13138
Salary Stipend (21K), Tuition, and Health Paid

The student will investigate the behavioral ecology of alarm signaling and response in migratory-phase sea lamprey in the Great Lakes. The work is in collaboration with chemists who are identifying the compounds that comprise this semiochemical odor; this student will evaluate the behavioral role of the compounds in the lab and field. The work will contribute to the development of novel invasive species control strategies, and will be conducted in collaboration with MSU and Federal scientists. 3 years of initial funding is guaranteed.


1) B.S. in Fisheries, Marine or Aquatic Science/Biology, Ecology, or related field; M.S. required if applying for a Ph.D. 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]