Position Title: M.S. and Ph.D. Graduate Assistantships
Location: Fisheries, Ecology, and Aquatic Sciences (FEAS) Laboratory, NC State University, Raleigh, NC
Responsibilities: Specific research directions are flexible and dependent upon student interests, but potential projects are focused on several issues: community-level impacts of invasive tilapia in reservoirs, effects of invasive macrophytes and their control on native fishes in a Piedmont river, and ecology and management of muskellunge in the New River. Project details will be developed soon, but we anticipate recruiting one PhD student and two or more MS students. All projects are collaborative efforts with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission and offer a mix of basic and applied ecology. Projects may combine field and laboratory observation and experimentation with ecological modeling.
Qualifications: Minimum requirements are defined by the Department of Biology, NCSU, however admission is competitive and successful applicants to our laboratory typically have GPA ≥ 3.5, GRE scores ≥ 1200, and field or laboratory experience. In addition, we’re looking for students who are motivated, enthusiastic, and work well independently and in a large group. Our laboratory generally has 8-12 members (including faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and research biologists).
Salary: M.S. Research Assistantships will be provided with a salary of approximately $17,500 per year for M.S. students and $18,500 per year for PhD students. Both include payment of health insurance, tuition, and fees.
Start Date: August 2013. Application materials must be received by January 15, 2013.
Contact: Interested students should email a letter of interest, c.v., names of references, and copies of transcripts and GRE scores (official copies not necessary) to Drs. Derek Aday and Jim Rice at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the Biology Department can be found at http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/biology/, and information about the Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology Program can be found at http://ncsu.edu/project/cnr/fer/fishwild/index.html.