Job: MS or PhD Graduate Research Assistant

Title MS or PhD Graduate Research Assistant
Agency, Location Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Categories Student
Job # 13132
Salary $22,000/year, plus tuition coverage

A graduate assistantship is available at the MS or PhD level in Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences (DOCS) starting in 2019. The successful applicant will work on evaluating recreational fisheries catch data from a mobile self-reporting app. Catch data will be analyzed, interpreted, and compared to other methods of recreational fisheries catch reporting for sport fishes in Louisiana. The work will be done in collaboration with state agencies. Additionally, there exists the strong possibility to couple the analytical work with field and/or lab work and other questions, depending on student motivations and interest.


1) BS degree in Fisheries, Marine Science/Biology, Ecology, or a related field (MS preferred if applying for PhD); 2) GPA > 3.0 and competitive GRE scores; 3) Previous research experience in the field of fisheries ecology and/or recreational fisheries; 4) Highly motivated and capable of working independently.

Ad Closing Date: Applications will be reviewed starting February 15, although the position will remain open until filled and applicants may apply after the review deadline.


Email to Dr. Steve Midway ([email protected])a single, merged PDFincluding: 1) cover letter describing research experience and interests, 2) CV or resume, 3) transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), 4) GRE scores, and 5) contact information of three professional references.