|Title||M.S. Research Assistant|
|Agency, Location||Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit|
The WICFRU at UW-Stevens Point is looking for a MS student to conduct research on walleye populations in northern Wisconsin. This project will utilize genetics to construct pedigrees for two northern Wisconsin lakes with the goal of correlating various ecological metrics to individual fitness (i.e. reproductive success). Laboratory work will consist of using a newly developed SNP panel to genotype thousands of walleye, and field work will consist of assisting WDNR with walleye sampling in the spring and fall. Data analysis will leverage a variety of statistical methods to investigate relationships between reproductive success and variables such as size, age, spawning location, and egg quality.
B.S. in biology, fisheries, or a related field, GPA of 3.0+, and GRE of 300+. Previous experience with fisheries ecology is desirable. A background in genetics is not required.
Ad Closing Date: 5/1/19