Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship Fishery at University of Maine, USA

  • Incumbent will study the downstream migration and life history characteristics of the American eel in the Penobscot River.  
  • Work will include fishing a weir, radio telemetry of adult migrants to inform a forecasting model and to assess survival.  
  • Quantitative skills (e.g. Programs Mark, R) and field experience in rivers desirable.   Student will actively collect, tag and track fish annually under challenging field conditions.  
  • Laboratory approaches may be developed.  
  • Ability to interact and communicate professionally is essential. 

  • M.S. in bio or equivalent, quantitative skills, interest in fisheries science.  
  • GPA of 3.2+ and GRE of 300+ (1200+) desired.   

Salary: $23,000 per year (4.5 –year), $2400 health, tuition waiver. Funding is renewed annually.  One year of TA support is anticipated.

Closing date:  February 28; Available June 1, (latest September 1, 2015)

Contact: Send CV, transcripts copies, 3 refs (names) and GRE scores to Joe Zydlewski (email jzydlewski@usgs.gov)  

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