Job: Ph.D. Assistantship in Fisheries Biology

Title Ph.D. Assistantship in Fisheries Biology
Agency, Location Iowa State University
Categories Professional
Job # 12218
Salary ~$27,500/year plus benefits and full tuition waiver
End Date Open until filled

Research will evaluate success of common carp commercial harvest strategies in Iowa shallow lakes. Opportunities exist to develop additional research questions based on student’s interests. Student will coordinate collaborative project with Iowa DNR, supervise field technicians, maintain quality control of data collection, analyses, archiving, writing annual progress reports and other routine duties as needed. Completion of the project will serve as partial fulfillment of the requirements for a PhD. degree from Iowa State University. Other requirements include satisfactory completion of coursework and submission of manuscripts for publication.


M.S. in fisheries, population ecology, environmental science, or related field. Fisheries field experience and familiarity with population analyses is desirable but not required. Candidates with demonstrated written and oral communication, analytical skills, and strong academic credentials are preferred. Applicant must be highly motivated, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and be physically capable and willing to work long hours in demanding outdoor conditions


Position is open until filled. Send application (cover letter, résumé, transcripts, GRE scores, and contact information of 3 references) electronically to Dr. Michael Weber, Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University,