Conduct research evaluating population-level responses of common carp to commercial harvest using mark-recapture data. 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.
Qualifications: 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
Salary/Benefits: ~$27,500/year plus benefits and full tuition waiver
Anticipated start date: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Start date is flexible between June 2017 and January 2018.
Contact: 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, firstname.lastname@example.org