MS Assistantship - Nutrient Cycling and Plankton Dynamics of Yellowstone Lake
Graduate Student and Postdoc Positions
Expiration Date: 9/15/2017
Agency, Location: Department of Zoology and Physiology and Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, University of Wyoming
Stipend: $16,104 per year and tuition waiver
End Date: September 15, 2017
Responsibilities: The Department of Zoology and Physiology and the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database at the University of Wyoming has a position available for an M.S. student to investigate the nutrient cycling and plankton dynamics in Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park after 20+ years of suppressing invasive lake trout to conserve Yellowstone cutthroat trout. The student will work closely with Yellowstone National Park’s Native Fish Conservation Program to address how the structure of the food web has changed (zooplankton and phytoplankton) and how suppression efforts have changed nutrient cycling in the lake (nitrogen and phosphorus cycling). The student will spend summers collecting data at Yellowstone Lake and the remainder of the year at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. The student will begin in January 2018. The project is fully funded including stipend, tuition and health insurance for 2.5 years.
Qualifications: Students with a strong research background in aquatic ecology and statistics will be given first consideration. Superior applicants will have well-rounded backgrounds in aquatic ecology with an emphasis on nutrient cycling and plankton identification. Desirable qualifications include demonstrated quantitative and writing skills, extensive field experience, and the ability to work as part of a research team in an extremely remote location within Yellowstone National Park. Applicant must have strong interests in conserving native trout; advancing science to mitigate for invasive, nonnative fishes; and working with natural resource agencies and stakeholders. Selection will be based on GPA, GRE scores, experience and letters of recommendation.
Contact: To apply, please send an email to Dr. Lusha Tronstad (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Todd Koel (email@example.com) that contains the following: (1) cover letter describing credentials and professional goals; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) email address and phone number for three references; and (4) a copy of university transcripts and GRE scores. Formal application to the graduate program at University of Wyoming, including official transcripts and GRE, is required subsequent to selection of the successful candidate. Inquiries about the position are welcome.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Making Waves Podcast Episode 26: Carbon Fates, Dr. Erin Hotchkiss more
- Fall 2017 Issue of In the Drift now available! more
- September 2017 Issue of Freshwater Science now online more
- Does Cultural Diversity Matter to Scientific Societies? Read the President's Environment more
- SFS Student Presentation Awards! more
- In the drift just fell into your sampler! The Spring 2015 Newsletter is here! more
- Making Waves Podcast Episode 14: Nitrogen Fixation in a Warming World, Dr. Jill Welter more
The deadline to submit proposals for AQUATROP Special Sessions or Symposiums is now November 17, 2017.more
SFS joins CASS in condemning silencing of EPA scientistsmore
Andy Leidolf appointed as SFS Executive Director
VOTING CLOSED - SFS LOGO CONTEST VOTE!
Over 60 logos were submitted by 28 individuals and narrowed to 3 finalists. Now is your chance to select the winner.more
SFS signs two letters sent to the US EPA regarding the Trump Administration's proposed revisions to the Waters of the US rule