Job: PhD Position: Great Lakes Fish Community Synchrony, Asynchrony, and Stability (University of Wyoming)

Title PhD Position: Great Lakes Fish Community Synchrony, Asynchrony, and Stability (University of Wyoming)
Agency, Location Department of Zoology and Physiology, Program in Ecology, University of Wyoming
Categories Student
Job # 13722
Salary $1905/mo. plus tuition and health benefits

A PhD graduate research assistantship is available within the Fetzer Lab ([email protected]) and Shoemaker Lab ([email protected]) in the Program in Ecology at the University of Wyoming. We are seeking an independent and motivated individual to design and conduct research on synchronous versus asynchronous patterns in Great Lakes fish population abundance and biomass, and how patterns in synchrony influence community-level metrics and ecosystem stability. Research will focus on evaluating multiple long-term fish community datasets across the Great Lakes basin and contribute to a broader collaborative project investigating how changes in phosphorus and introduction of non-native species affect Great Lakes fish populations and communities. The successful candidate will work closely with the principal investigators, Dr. William Fetzer and Dr. Lauren Shoemaker, and researchers from universities and agencies across the Great Lakes basin.


Bachelor’s degree in ecology, biology, or a related field with competitive undergraduate GPA (>3.00); MS degree preferred. Strong background and interest in quantitative community ecology, statistics, and programming preferred. Anticipated start date is summer 2020.

Ad Closing Date: Evaluation of applications will start January 21, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.


 Please email the following materials in one (1) file to Dr. William Fetzer ([email protected]): 1. Letter stating interest in the project and highlighting relevant experience, 2. a CV, 3. names/contact information for three references, and 4. transcript with GPA. Candidates should not initially submit a complete application package to the university unless contacted to do so.