Student Opportunity Announcements

MS Research Assistantship; Salmonid Use of Floodplain Habitat

MS Research Assistantship (2 available at MS level)
San Joaquin River Restoration – Chinook Salmon Floodplain Production Study

One or two MS-level research assistantships are expected to be available starting in
January 2014 at California State University-Fresno (Fresno State). Students will
participate in a three year federally-funded collaborative project under the larger scope of the San Joaquin River Restoration (, one of the largest river restoration projects undertaken in North America. The specific project and assistantships will be in collaboration with Cramer Fish Sciences.

Primary project goals include assessing San Joaquin River floodplain habitats that foster survival and production of juvenile Chinook salmon. Candidates should have broad training in the aquatic sciences, including knowledge of the physical, chemical, and biological conditions of migrating salmonid habitat.

Successful applicants should demonstrate evidence of being able to work
collaboratively and independently, as well as the ability to effectively supervise
undergraduate technicians. Experience with data analysis including multivariate
techniques is desirable. Depending on the number of students on the project, two to
three years of support of is available for 2/3 of the year which can be augmented with
internal & external scholarships and a teaching assistantship if desired.

Fresno is an affordable area in central California at the base of the Sierra Nevada
Mountains. Yosemite National Park is 50mi north of Fresno, and of two other national
parks are within 1.5hrs drive. Monterey (on the coast) is approximately 2.5hrs west.

To apply, send an e-mail message (and attachments) describing research interests and career goals; names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 3 references; academic history and GRE scores to Dr. Steve Blumenshine: Phone: 559-278-8770; Address: Biology Dept. M/S SB73, CSU-Fresno, Fresno, CA 93740.
All application materials should be received no later than Aug 26, 2013.