Graduate Research opportunity in fish population ecology: Dr. Elizabeth Marschall (https://ael.osu.edu/people/marschall.2) has an opening for a Ph.D. student to conduct research in population ecology using field, laboratory, experimental, and modeling approaches. Specifically, we have funding for a student to work on a project aimed at understanding causes and consequences of life history variation among populations of largemouth bass in Ohio lakes. We will approach this goal through analysis of historical data spanning multiple lakes and years, focusing new sampling of spawners, early life stages, and environmental conditions in specific lakes, potentially assessing the genetic origins of populations, and developing and applying life history models to understand the patterns observed.
Download Marschall’s CV. Research Interests. Much of my research is aimed at understanding what drives the success – or failure – of populations.
Location: Successful candidates will join a dynamic, interactive group of students, post-docs, and faculty at The Ohio State University’s Aquatic Ecology Laboratory (AEL; http://ael.osu.edu/) within the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB; http://eeob.osu.edu/), Columbus, OH.
Qualifications: Successful applicants will be creative, motivated, and capable of working effectively both independently and in collaborative groups. A master’s degree in biology, ecology, or a related field is desired. Students must have strong writing and quantitative skills.
Stipend: ~$2,389/month plus full tuition waiver and health benefits. The successful candidate will be supported as Graduate Research Associates (GRA) or Fellow or some combination for their entire degree program, with opportunities to serve as a Graduate Teaching Associate, if desired.
Start date: Summer or fall 2019.
How to apply: The deadline for graduate admissions applications has been extended to December 31, 2018 for this position. EEOB graduate application procedures and forms can be found at http://eeob.osu.edu/grad/program-admissions and OSU Graduate School requirements at http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/. All official applications must be submitted online through the “gradadmissions” link above. To expedite my ability to review your application, however, you should also submit your application materials directly to me (firstname.lastname@example.org):
• a letter of interest that briefly describes your educational and research background, describes your research interests, and specifies if you are interested in pursuing a M.S. or Ph.D.
• a curriculum vitae (or resume) that also includes your GRE scores and (if applicable) TOEFL/TSE scores
• an unofficial copy of your transcripts
• contact information for at least three professional references.