Graduate Opportunities in Aquatic Ecology

Graduate student (PhD or MS) assistantships available to participate in research projects exploring dynamics of Great Lakes ecosystems, food webs and fisheries.  Selected individuals will be expected to work collaboratively with scientists from federal laboratories as well as Purdue University.  These projects involve an integration of field studies, laboratory analyses, controlled experiments and quantitative modeling analyses.

Specific research topics include:
1)      Exploring the potential of the larval stage as a recruitment bottleneck for fish in the upper Great Lakes
2)      Determining the ecological effects of seasonal hypoxia on food web structure and fish vital rates in central Lake Erie.

Selected individuals will be co-advised by Drs. Paris Collingsworth and Tomas Höök and enroll in Purdue University’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources ( in West Lafayette, IN.

Minimum qualifications include a BS (for MS position) or MS (for PhD position) in Biology, Ecology, Fisheries Science, or related field; GPA of 3.2 or greater; and above average GRE scores.

Assistantships include 12-month stipend, full tuition coverage, and insurance.

Start date:
June 2019.

How to Apply:
The positions will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please respond by 7-Janary-2019 and submit cover letter, CV, GRE scores (unofficial), transcript (unofficial), and names and contact numbers of three references to Paris Collingsworth (; 312 886-7449).

For more information please contact:
Paris Collingsworth

Purdue University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.