MS Assistantship in Native Cutthroat Trout Genomics – Colorado

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 10 Nov 2022

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Agency
Colorado State University
Location
Fort Collins, CO
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$2,100 monthly, plus tuition waiver
Start Date
01/17/2023
Last Date to Apply
11/10/2022
Website
https://warnercnr.colostate.edu/fwcb/
Description
The MS student will use genomic data to assess support for independent lineages within Colorado River Cutthroat Trout (Onchorhynchus clarkia pleuriticus), with the goal of advancing management of this subspecies in Colorado. The study involves laboratory and statistical analysis of genomic data, but no fieldwork component. The position is supported by a research assistantship for 2 years. The student will work with Drs. Caitlin Wells, Yoichiro Kanno, and Dana Winkelman, and will work closely with state agency partners.
Qualifications
Required: (1) Strong communication skills both in writing and orally, (2) motivation to pursue graduate research, and (3) ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Preferred: (1) Interest in endangered species management (2) Quantitative experience in molecular ecology or population genomics (3) Familiarity with trout ecology and life histories. To apply, please email the following materials in a single merged document to Dr. Caitlin Wells (Caitlin.wells@colostate.edu) in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology with a subject line stating "MS Trout Genomics Position": (1) 1-2-page cover letter summarizing your background, fit to the project, and career goals, (2) CV including contact information for three professional references, (3) unofficial transcripts, and (4) optionally, GRE scores.
Contact Person
Dr. Caitlin Wells
Contact eMail
caitlin.wells@colostate.edu

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