Graduate Opportunities

Updated 3/25/14

M.S. Assistantship in Fisheries Population Dynamics and Conservation

Agency/State: Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Responsibilities: Conduct population dynamics and stock assessment modeling in fisheries.  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. Expected starting date: Summer or Fall Semester 2014. 

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.

Ad Closing Date: Until filled

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






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