of position: The Great Lakes
Center at SUNY Buffalo State seeks applications for a Graduate Research
Assistant position working with lake sturgeon on the lower Niagara River. The successful candidate will contribute to a
research project aiming to understand the habitat use and diet of lake sturgeon
using the river and mouth during late spring and summer months. The project will use setlines to collect lake
sturgeon and acoustic telemetry to observe habitat use. Gut content analysis, benthic habitat maps
and habitat use will be combined in order to identify habitats of importance
for this population of lake sturgeon. The student will start coursework in January
2014, and will begin field work May 2014.
Full support (competitive stipend, tuition, and Research Foundation for
SUNY health insurance) is available for a minimum of two years, contingent on
official transcript submission.
Required Qualifications: Applicants
should have a BS in fisheries, ecology, or a related field with competitive GPA
and GRE scores. Prefer candidates with advanced coursework in aquatic ecology
and statistics. Prefer candidates with examples
of strong writing, communication and computer skills. The successful applicant will be interested
in fish ecology, field ecology, GIS analysis, ecological modeling, and/or
statistical analysis. Some experience in the above areas is preferred, as is
previous research experience, including field data collection. Highly motivated individuals who can work both
independently as well as with others are preferred.
Requirements: BS in Fisheries, Ecology, or a related field with competitive GPA and GRE scores.
Related Physical Requirements: