Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Graduate Assistantship for Fish Ecology Research

University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Closing Date
29 April 2019

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 2019. The Teaching Assistantship will be for 9 months and provide a $15,750 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. surveys for rare fishes; 2. fish assemblage analyses in an intermittently connected estuarine water body; and 3. assessing native fish responses to aquatic invasive species. Research will be conducted either in freshwater or estuarine habitats. The start date is 1 August 2019.


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 have a total score of at least 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections. For further information please email moconnel [at] uno.edu.

To Apply

Email moconnel [at] uno.edu and provide your current GPA, GRE scores, and a brief description of your research experience. Then apply online at new.uno.edu/academics/cos/ees/graduate/how-to-apply to complete the application process.

Applications are due Monday, April 29th 2019.

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