A MS graduate research assistantship is available in the Department of Biological Sciences’ Center for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at Eastern Illinois University with a potential start date ranging from May-August 2023. Thesis project will investigate Channel Catfish population dynamics and recruitment in Central Illinois impoundments. The candidate will assist with both field and laboratory sampling and data processing tasks.

The position comes with tuition waiver and a $1400/month stipend. Candidates will gain a diversity of experiences in fisheries science by assisting with additional graduate student projects and working with fisheries professionals throughout the state at multiple levels (state fisheries biologists, university).

Qualifications: We are in search of a self-motivated student that works well independently, and in a team setting. Previous fisheries experience including field and lab techniques is preferred. A bachelor’s degree and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 are required. Must be able to lift 40 pounds and work in inclement weather conditions. Must have a valid driver’s license with at least 4 years of driving experience. Review of applications will begin January 13th, 2023 and will continue to be accepted until position is filled.

Applications: Please send a cover letter, a CV (including undergraduate GPA), undergraduate academic transcripts (unofficial okay), and a list of three professional references to: Daniel Roth-Fisheries Researcher and Laboratory Manager Office: 2114 – Life Science Annex Phone: 217-581-3100 Email: drroth@eiu.edu Faculty Advisors: Dr. Eden L Effert-Fanta, Professor Office: 3078 – Life Science Email: eleffert@eiu.edu Dr. Robert E Colombo, Professor Office: 2112 – Life Science Annex Email: recolombo@eiu.edu Website: http://ux1.eiu.edu/~recolombo

Contact Person Daniel Roth Contact Phone 217-581-3100 Contact eMail drroth@eiu.edu

Salary $16,800 per year

Start Date 05/15/2023

Last Date to Apply 01/13/2023

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