*M.S. Assistantship (Invasive Asian Carp competition with shad)*
*Location: *Murray State University, Murray KY department of Biological Sciences.
*Responsibilities:* The research will examine the effects of invasive Asian carp on shad in Kentucky Lake. The focus of the research will include efforts to determine diet overlap and competition using diet analysis and stable isotopes.
*Qualifications:* The candidate should have a strong interest in limnology, fish ecology, and phytoplankton/zooplankton taxonomy with a degree in ecology, biology, natural resources or related field. The candidate should have good communication and writing skills, a strong work ethic, and the desire to work under strenuous field conditions.
*Salary (stipend):* $10,000 for 1 yr and position will cover living expenses if candidate wishes to live at Hancock Biological Field Station. Opportunities exist for additional support through competitive teaching assistantships as well as tuition waivers.
*Start Date: *January 2015
*Contacts: *Please send (via email) letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts and GRE scores and contact information for three references. The selected candidate will apply to the Biological Sciences program at Murray State University
for admission. The candidate will be advised by Dr. Michael Flinn.
*Materials should be sent to:*