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Subject:

Two graduate research assistantships at Virginia Tech

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"Hayes, Lynn" <[log in to unmask]>

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Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:17:32 -0400

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M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship in Fisheries Population Dynamics and Conservation



Responsibilities: Conduct population dynamics and stock assessment modeling in fisheries. Duties will also include preparing reports and presentations for scientific audiences, coordinating with other investigators, and submitting manuscripts based on his/her work to peer-reviewed journals.



Qualifications: Applicants must have a B.S. in fisheries, ecology, statistics, or related field. The most qualified applicant will have a strong quantitative background, and a strong interest in population dynamics. Knowledge of computing languages will be an asset for appropriate candidates.



Contact: Please email a letter of interest, CV, unofficial transcripts, GRE test scores, and the names of 3 faculty references to Dr. Yan Jiao at [log in to unmask]



For more information, please go to the website of the PI:
http://fishwild.vt.edu/faculty/jiao.htm



Selected applicants will need to apply to the Virginia Tech Graduate School before acceptance.



Salary: The assistantship covers tuition and a competitive stipend ($20,000-$22,000) per year.



Expected starting date: Fall Semester 2014



End Date: 7/30 or until filled



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Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship/Teaching Assistantship in Fish Population Dynamics



Responsibilities: Assistantship will focus on the role of introduced blue catfish populations in tidal portions of Atlantic coast rivers. The most qualified applicant will have a strong quantitative background, strong interest in fish population dynamics and simulation modeling. Duties will include proposal writing, manage and analyze large data-sets, mentor undergraduate students, coordinate with other investigators, and prepare reports and presentations for scientific audiences.



Qualifications: Applicants must have an M.S. in Fisheries, Biology, or similar area for entrance in the program.



Please email a letter of interest, names and contact information of three references, unofficial transcripts, and CV to:

Dr. Donald Orth ([log in to unmask]) and Dr. Yan Jiao ([log in to unmask]).



Selected applicants will need to apply to the Virginia Tech Graduate School before acceptance.



For more information, please go to the websites of the PIs:
Donald Orth (http://fishwild.vt.edu/faculty/orth.htm)
Yan Jiao (http://fishwild.vt.edu/faculty/jiao.htm)



Salary: The assistantship covers tuition, a stipend of $23,000 per year, and student health benefits.



Start Date: Fall Semester 2014



End Date: 8/1 or until filled









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Lynn Hayes

Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation

101-D Cheatham Hall (0321)

310 West Campus Drive

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA 24061

540 231-1975 (voice) / 540 231-7580 (fax)

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