Student Opportunity Announcements

Graduate Student Assistantship, Invasive Species

The Department of Biology at SUNY Oneonta is
offering an assistantship in a Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology. The
incumbent will work with Dr. David Wong, Dr. Willard Harman, other researchers,
and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to
examine the effectiveness of various decontamination tools that can be employed
by boaters to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species during boating
activities. The incumbent will engage in field work to collect water and zebra
mussel samples, enumerate mussel veligers and adults, identify and count
benthic samples, summarize water quality data, present research results in
agency meetings, and draft reports to the funding agency.



This graduate assistantship depends upon an
agreement being finalized with NYS DEC. Funding is available for 2 years
including a stipend ($1,200/month for 22 months) and partial tuition ($9,600). Minimum
requirements include:  1. A Bachelor’s
degree in either Ecology, Biology, Limnology, Chemistry, Environmental
Sciences, or a related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0; 2.  Applicants must be able to work both inside
and outside in all weather conditions;  3.
Must have a clean driving record;  4. Proven
ability to work independently and interactively with a multidisciplinary team. GRE
is preferred, but not required.



The position start date is August 25, 2014.
Interested individual should send a CV, letter describing their qualifications,
a contact list of two references, and unofficial transcripts to Dr. David Wong
(david.wong@oneonta.edu) (Tel: 1-607-436-3188).
Electronic submission is preferred. The due date for the application is April 15,
2014. More information about the Biology Department, Biological Field Station,
and graduate studies at SUNY Oneonta can be found from the following website:



Biology Department: http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/biology/



Biological Field Station: http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/biofld/



Graduate School: http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/grad-ed/