Student Opportunity: NE CSC project seeks Graduate Research Assistant

Thursday, February 21, 2013

NE CSC Project Investigator, Brian Irwin, seeks a qualified Graduate Research Assistant to join a project focused on analysis of fish population data from the Great Lakes basin. Research will explore how spatial and temporal variation in fish populations may respond to climate change and other important drivers and will examine implications of changing variance structure for monitoring programs.

Position Title:
Graduate Research Assistant (PhD)

Description:
Research will focus on analysis of fish population data from the Great Lakes basin. Explore how spatial and temporal variation in fish populations may respond to climate change and other important drivers. Examine implications of changing variance structure for monitoring programs.

Responsibilities:
Develop and apply statistical modeling approaches, such as hierarchical and dynamic linear modeling, to assess potential responses of fish populations to climate change and other land/water use interactions; interact with scientists at GA & PA Cooperative Research Units, Quantitative Fisheries Center, Northeast Climate Science Center, and our partners; and perform other duties as required.

Qualifications:
MS in Fisheries, Ecology, Statistics, or related field. The most competitive applicants will have a strong quantitative background. Prior to applying, qualified applicants should send a single email containing: 1) cover letter describing professional interests, 2) CV, 3) copies of university transcripts, and 4) GRE scores.

Salary:
$23,000/yr plus tuition waiver and benefits for 4 yrs

Closing Date:
Currently considering applications. Open until filled. Anticipated enrollment for Fall 2013.

Contact:
Dr. Brian Irwin Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources University of Georgia 180 E. Green St. Athens, GA, 30602‐2152 p: 706‐542‐0790 e: irwin@uga.edu

Weblinks:
University of Georgia – http://www.uga.edu/

Graduate admission requirements –http://www.warnell.uga.edu/grad/prospective‐applicants.php

Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units – http://www.coopunits.org

Quantitative Fisheries Center – http://qfc.fw.msu.edu/

Northeast Climate Science Center – http://necsc.umass.edu/