Ph.D. or M.S. Research Assistantship – Gizzard shad sampling in reservoirs with hydroacoustics
Salary: $25,000/yr for Ph.D. or $19,000/y for M.S., plus health insurance and full tuition waver.
Responsibilities: The student on this protocol will help develop protocol for sampling gizzard shad with hydroacoustics and trawls in large highland reservoirs. Student will work collaboratively with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and would be free to develop additional project objectives to address larger questions related to forage management or sportfish-prey balance in reservoirs.
Qualifications: B.S. (and M.S. for Ph.D. applicants, which are preferred) degree(s) in fisheries, biology, or related fields; competitive GPA & GRE scores. Experience with hydroacoustics preferred but not required (project provides funding to send student to Echoview training, but student should have strong computer and computational skills). International students should have TOEFL score > 100 and are responsible for getting their own visa
To Apply to the Position: Send: 1) Cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) all college transcripts, 4) GRE scores (and TOEFL for internationals), 5) a scientific writing sample (e.g., manuscript, thesis, term paper, lab report), and 6) contact information for 3 references to Dr. Dan Shoup (dshoup(at)okstate.edu).
Closing Date: Review of applicants will begin 9/30/2020 and will continue until filled. We anticipate the student beginning the position in the spring 2021 semester (January 11, 2021).
COVID-19 note: OSU is holding in-person classes this fall. We are fortunate that, with modified procedures for social distancing, we have been able to continue all of our lab’s projects throughout the COVID-containment period this past year. We do not expect COVID-related issues to be a problem on this project as we are able to use CDC-approved distancing while still collecting data on the project.
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