Job: Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship

Title Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship
Agency, Location University of Maine, Orono
Categories Student
Job # 13943
Salary $26,000 per year (4.5 –year), $2,732 health, and tuition. Funding is renewed annually

The incumbent will develop a research project aimed at understanding how predation/competition with invasive species (e.g., smallmouth bass) may influence the freshwater stages (and restoration) of Atlantic salmon in Maine.  The student will use historic electrofishing distribution data in conjunction with habitat information (i.e., temperature, substrate, slope) to construct a spatially explicit population model. Other complimentary approaches will be collaboratively developed.  Experience in field ecology, database management, and modeling are desirable – but only a willingness to learn is a necessity. Good communication skills are essential.  Incumbent will work with partners (State of Maine, NOAA, Penobscot Nation, USFWS) and be responsible for frequent reporting.  One to two semesters of TA support is anticipated.


M.S. in biology or equivalent, quantitative skills, interest in fisheries science and excellent work ethics.  GPA of 3.2+ and GREs >50th percentile desired.


Ad Closing Date: July 31, 2020; anticipated starting date of January 1, 2021


Send CV, transcripts copies, 3 refs (names) and GRE scores to Joe Zydlewski (email [email protected])