Graduate Research Opportunity in Fisheries Science at New Mexico State University
An opportunity for a Master's student to conduct research on Rio Grande cutthroat trout – a project funded by the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center – is available at New Mexico State University!
Position/Title MS Graduate Research Assistantship
Agency/State New Mexico State University/New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Responsibilities The successful applicant will design a research project that addresses the impacts of temperature, intermittency, and nonnative fishes on population dynamics of the native Rio Grande cutthroat trout. The research will focus on characterizing historic, current, and future distributions of the native salmonid through energetics and population dynamics modeling. This project will have a strong field component, and may include a substantial lab component depending on the student’s interests. Field work will be in rough terrain. The student will have a split appointment: 80% Graduate Research, 20% Graduate Teaching.
Qualifications B.S. degree in Fisheries Sciences or related field, with an interest in quantitative fisheries applications. Only those with strong quantitative background or demonstration of quantitative skills will be considered. Academic qualifications include an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater and a GRE score greater than 300 (scores in excess of the 60th percentile will be competitive). Applicants must have demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills, and capable of working independently.
Salary $22,619 per year (no tuition waiver, but candidate will pay in-state tuition)
How to Apply To apply, email a cover letter describing professional goals, resume, transcripts, GRE scores, and contact information for three references to Dr. Colleen Caldwell (email@example.com).
Learn More! For more information about the research project funded by NCCWSC, visit its summary page here.