Graduate Assistantship in Fish Ecology Research, University of New Orleans, United States

Expires on: 02/23/2024


The Nekton Research Laboratory at the University of New Orleans has an opening for a graduate student to conduct fish ecology research starting in fall 2024. The Teaching Assistantship will be for 9 months and provide a $17,500 stipend. Tuition and out-of-state fees will be waived. The Teaching Assistant will teach three sections of EES 1003 Introduction to Environmental Science every semester. Possible thesis research topics include: 1. assessing native fish responses to aquatic invasive species; 2. surveying for rare fishes; 3. surveying for freshwater mussels and potential fish hosts in threatened estuarine habitats; and 4. determining settlement cues for juvenile estuarine nekton species. Research will be conducted either in freshwater or estuarine habitats. Experience with identifying fishes, field sampling, and statistical analyses is required.


Applicants must have at least a B.Sc. degree in Biological Sciences, Fishery Sciences, or a related field. Applicants should also have completed the GREs and preference will be given to those applicants with a total score of at least 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections.

Stipend: $31,500-$33,000 per year, plus tuition ($15,000-$16,000) and student health benefits. Position is supported by GRA/GTA.

Expected Starting Date: Summer/fall semester of 2024 or until filled in (can start as a wage position if available this spring).

Application: Interested applicants should submit the following: Letter of interest, CV, unofficial transcripts, GRE test scores (optional), and the names of three references as one PDF file to: Yan Jiao, The selected applicant will need to apply to the Virginia Tech Graduate School before acceptance.

Applications are due Friday, February 23rd, 2024. For further information about the application process, please email

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