Job: MS Graduate Student; Wild Pallid sturgeon physiology and monitoring

Title MS Graduate Student; Wild Pallid sturgeon physiology and monitoring
Agency, Location Montana State University; US Fish and Wildlife Service
Categories Student
Job # 13487
Salary Combination of teaching and research assistantships (~$20,000/yr) + tuition waiver  

Student will work in a lab that specializes in fisheries ecological physiology.Research will involve development of novel monitoring tools for fisheries managers to assess the nutritional and overall health status of endangered wild pallid sturgeonwhile investigating ecological and physiological mechanisms contributing to emaciation of pallid sturgeon inhabiting the mid-basin Missouri River. Student will collaborate with Federal and State Agency biologists to carry out field and laboratory studies. The goal of the project is to come up with novel and non-lethal evidence-based tools for managers to apply to track nutritional, physiological, and overall health status of wild-captured pallid sturgeon.Please email cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and GRE scores to Dr. Christine Verhille ([email protected]).


Experience performing scientific research and ability to work independently under limited supervision. Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or ecology with demonstrated interest physiology, fish, or aquatic ecology.

Ad Closing Date:Oct 1, 2019. Revision of applications will begin immediately. Start date: as soon as possible, with opportunity for a technician position on this project until the beginning of January semester.


Dr. Christine Verhille  [email protected]