M.S. Assistantship in Fisheries at SUNY Brockport
Dr. Rinchard is seeking a highly motivated MS student to conduct research on thiamine deficiency in lake trout. The student will work closely with collaborators at the University of Vermont and the University of Southern California and be responsible for coordinating and carrying out field (e.g., fish collection and assessment of spawning reefs) and lab work (e.g., fish husbandry and biochemical analysis), data analysis, and publishing scientific manuscript. This project is funded by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and includes money for supplies, some travel costs, and a student research assistantship for two years.
Qualifications: BS degree in ecology, fisheries, zoology, or related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0. Candidates with demonstrated written and oral communication, analytical skills, and strong academic credentials are preferred. Scuba certification and experience is beneficial. Candidates need to submit a single PDF file that includes a brief cover letter outlining experience and research interests, curriculum vitae, unofficial university transcripts, and contact information for two references to Dr. Jacques Rinchard at [email protected]. The successful applicant must also be accepted into the graduate program at SUNY Brockport. Feel free to contact me if you have questions.
Application review begins March 15, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Targeted start date is August 2021.
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