M.S. Assistantship in Fisheries Population Dynamics and Conservation
Responsibilities: Conduct spatial population dynamics and stock assessment modeling based on tag-recapture studies and fisheries data. Duties will include conducting spatial dynamics modeling, coordinating with other investigators, preparing reports and presentations for scientific audiences, 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. A proven publication record, knowledge of R, MATLAB and/or other computing languages will be assets for appropriate candidates.
Salary: The assistantship covers tuition ($11,000-$12,000) and a competitive stipend ($20,000-$23,000). Position is grant-funded for a period of one year and is renewable yearly based on the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.
Start Date: Position starts immediately or Spring 2014 semester. Appropriate candidate may work in a wage position before the spring semester.
Contact/Email: : Please email a letter of interest, CV, unofficial transcripts, GRE test scores, and the names of three faculty references to Dr. Yan Jiao firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected applicants will need to apply to the Virginia Tech Graduate School before acceptance.