A Masters assistantship is available in the Department of Biology at 
Georgia Southern University (GSU), with an intended start date in 
January 2017. In collaboration with university and agency investigators, 
the student will be expected to contribute to two ongoing research 
projects, and develop a thesis project within one of these research 
themes: (1) Development of monitoring approaches to assess spawning 
success of Robust redhorse populations; and (2) Understanding 
relationships between anthropogenic stressors, stream hydrology, and the 
ecology of fishes on the Atlantic coastal plain.  

The assistantship includes a tuition waiver and stipend for two years, 
to be funded through a combination of teaching and research duties. The 
student also will assist in the field and lab activities of other 
members of the Roberts lab (http://robertsfisheries.weebly.com). Along 
with course work and a completed thesis, these activities will lead to 
the completion of M.S. degree in Biology. More information about the 
graduate program can be found at the Biology department’s web page 
(http://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/biology/graduate-program-2/). GSU is a 
20,000-student comprehensive research university located in one of the 
most biodiverse regions of the southeastern U.S. 

Required qualifications include (1) a B.S. in Fisheries, Ecology and 
Evolution, Biology, or a related field, (2) excellent interpersonal, 
written, and oral communication skills, and (3) strong self-motivation 
and ability to work well independently and with a team. Preferred 
qualifications include (1) previous field research experiences in 
aquatic systems, (2) strong analytical skills, including experience 
conducting statistical analyses of ecological or fisheries datasets, and 
(3) demonstrated scientific writing ability, such as authorship of a 
scientific publication, report, or senior thesis. 

Persons interested in the position should contact Dr. Jamie Roberts 
(email: jhrobe...@georgiasouthern.edu; phone: 912-478-4687). To apply, 
email the following as a single pdf file: (1) statement of research 
background and interests, (2) curriculum vitae or resume, (3) names and 
contact information for three academic or professional references, (4) 
GRE scores, and (5) an unofficial copy of your college transcript. 
Review of applications will begin on 30 September 2016 and continue 
until the position is filled.

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