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M.S. Positions: Aquatic Biology and Biotic Assessment (Macroinvertebrates/Fish/Mussels). Eastern Illinois University

Graduate Student and Postdoc Positions
Posted: 1/18/2017
Expiration Date: 3/31/2017

The Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Illinois University seeks to fill 2 research assistant positions (M.S. level) available beginning summer or fall 2017.  RA’s will be part of a continuing biomonitoring project of a river system in central Illinois.  Students will be involved in water chemistry and biotic assessments of macro-invertebrates, fish, and mussel communities, and will develop independent projects in these areas. The position includes a monthly stipend and tuition waiver.  B.S. in biology, ecology, or related discipline is required for admission to the graduate program. Previous field experience with aquatic ecosystems, and/or invertebrate/fish ecology is highly desirable. Interested students should email a letter of interest and CV to:

Dr. Jeffrey Laursen  (jrlaursen@eiu.edu)  Macroinvertebrates, mussels, parasitology

Dr. Robert Colombo (recolombo@eiu.edu) Fisheries, community ecology

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