The Montana State University is looking for a PhD student that will work in a lab that specializes in fisheries ecological physiology. The Research will involve development of novel monitoring tools for fisheries managers to assess the nutritional and overall health status of endangered wild pallid sturgeon. While investigating these novel management tools, the student will also investigate ecological and physiological mechanisms that have contributed to emaciation of endangered pallid sturgeon inhabiting the mid-basin Missouri River.
The successful student will collaborate with Federal and State Agency biologists to carry out field and laboratory studies. The goal of the project is to come up with novel and non-lethal evidence-based tools for managers to apply to track nutritional, physiological, and overall health status of wild-captured pallid sturgeon.
Looking for student with experience performing scientific research and demonstrated ability to work independently under limited supervision. Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or ecology with demonstrated interest physiology, fish, or aquatic ecology. Student support includes combination of teaching and research assistantships (~$20k/yr) + tuition waiver. Start Date: ASAP with potential of work as a technician on this project until beginning of January semester. Please email cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and GRE scores to Dr. Christine Verhille ([email protected])