MS or PhD Research Assistantship in Desert Stream Ecology School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences University of Washington

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Responsibilities:  The Freshwater Ecology and Conservation Lab at the
University of Washington is looking for a highly motivated MS or PhD student
to explore the freshwater ecology of streams in the American Southwest.
Potential themes of study include (but are not limited to) ecohydrology,
invasive species, riverscape connectivity, fish species dispersal, and
community reassembly in response to extreme flooding and drought. Strong
possibility of working in other arid regions of the world exists. The
successful applicant will be advised by Dr. Julian Olden and may work with
partners in Arizona including the AZ Game and Fish Department and The Nature
Conservancy.  The Freshwater Ecology and Conservation Lab is represented by
extremely cohesive mix of graduate students and post-docs. Ample
opportunities exist for excelling scholarship and career development. Quite
simply: we play hard and work even harder … and are looking for same in the
applicant.  More information see:

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree and/or MS in ecology, zoology, or
related field with a competitive GPA and GRE scores.  Priority will be given
to applicants with previous experience working in freshwater ecosystems,
particularly with regard to the study of freshwater fish, stream ecology,
and demonstrating strong quantitative and communication skills. A
demonstrated ability publish in peer-reviewed journals will be favorably viewed.

Location:  The position will be located within the School of Aquatic and
Fishery Science (SAFS) at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
( SAFS is the leading aquatic and fisheries
department globally, and includes 40 faculty and 125 graduate students, and
about 90 administrative and research staff.  The breadth and scope of SAFS
encompasses programs for undergraduate and graduate teaching, research and
service in basic and applied aquatic sciences with an emphasis on aquatic
resource conservation. Faculty, staff and students have access to myriad
aquatic habitats and rich biological resources, and are involved in
interdisciplinary partnerships with other academic programs, as well as
public and private organizations and environmental and regulatory agencies.
Seattle is a vibrant and progressive city with ample opportunities for
recreation and city-living.

Salary: Stipend will be $21,370-22,870 annually plus benefits (health
insurance) and tuition, with additional opportunities for teaching

Start date: Fall 2014 (opportunity to start fieldwork in summer 2014).

Contact: To apply email a cover letter that addresses your research
interests, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information
for three references to: Dr. Julian Olden, School of Aquatic and Fishery
Sciences, University of Washington at  Screening of applicants
will occur immediately but will end by Dec 10, 2013, and selected applicants
will be encouraged to formally apply for graduate school at SAFS.


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