Job: M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship inconservation genetics

Title M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship inconservation genetics
Agency, Location West Virginia University
Categories Student
Job # 13511
Salary $19,000 plus health insurance and tuition waiver
Responsibilities

The School of Natural Resources at West Virginia University is searching for a M.S. student to study the genetics of lake sturgeon in the Great Lakes (specifically Lake Superior). Lake sturgeon are a species of conservation concern with many populations far below historic sizes. Stocking has been conducted in Lake Superior and natural reproduction is starting to occur in stocked populations. Genetics will be used to assign individuals to their corresponding source population and to determine parentage. Microsatellite loci will be analyze, as well as newer genomic tools such as SNPs. Funding for two years will be provided through a research assistantship.

Qualifications

B.S. in wildlife, fisheries, biology, genetics, or related field.  Minimum GPA of 3.25 and combined quantitative/verbal GRE scores of 300. Lab experience in genetic techniques and extensive coursework in fisheries highly desired.

Ad Closing Date:  Review will begin September 16 and will continue until position is filled.

Contact

Amy Welsh, [email protected]