Graduate Opportunities

Updated 6/25/14


GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship/Teaching Assistantship in Fish Population Dynamics

Responsibilities:  Assistantship will focus on the role of introduced blue catfish populations in tidal portions of Atlantic coast rivers. The most qualified applicant will have a strong quantitative background, strong interest in fish population dynamics and simulation modeling. Duties will include proposal writing, manage and analyze large data-sets, mentor undergraduate students, coordinate with other investigators, and prepare reports and presentations for scientific audiences.

Qualifications: Applicants must have an M.S. in Fisheries, Biology, or similar area for entrance in the program.

Contact:
Please email a letter of interest, names and contact information of three references, unofficial transcripts, and CV to:
Dr.Donald Orth (dorth@vt.edu) and Dr. Yan Jiao (yjiao@vt.edu).
Selected applicants will need to apply to the Virginia Tech Graduate School before acceptance.
For more information, please go to the websites of the PIs:
Donald Orth
Yan Jiao

Salary: The assistantship covers tuition, a stipend of $23,000 per year, and student health benefits.
Start Date: Fall Semester 2014
End Date: 8/1 or until filled

 


M.S. Graduate Research Asst. in Fisheries Population Dynamics and Conservation

Responsibilities: Conduct population dynamics and stock assessment modeling in fisheries. Duties will also include preparing reports and presentations for scientific audiences, coordinating with other investigators, and submitting manuscripts based on his/her work to peer-reviewed journals.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a B.S. in fisheries, ecology, statistics, or related field. The most qualified applicant will have a strong quantitative background, and a strong interest in population dynamics. Knowledge of computing languages will be an asset for appropriate candidates.

Contact: Please email a letter of interest, CV, unofficial transcripts, GRE test scores, and the names of 3 faculty references to Dr. Yan Jiao at below email. Selected applicants will need to apply to the Virginia Tech Graduate School before acceptance.
Email: yjiao@vt.edu

Salary: The assistantship covers tuition and a competitive stipend ($20,000-$22,000) per year. Expected starting date: Fall Semester 2014.
End Date: 7/30 or until filled

 

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