Lake Erie Center

Graduate Student Opportunity

Ph.D. Graduate Student Assistantship in Fish Conservation Genetics/Genomics

Salary: $22,500-$30,000/year, depending on funding program

Closing: Until filled

Responsibilities: Great Lakes Genetics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.  Graduate assistants will develop cutting-edge conservation genetics/genomics research Ph.D. project on nonindigenous species invasions or native fish populations of the Great Lakes.  GLGL graduate students develop excellent publication records, with recent papers in Molecular Ecology, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Diversity and Distributions, Biological Invasions, Journal of Fish Biology, Transactions of American Fisheries Society, Journal of Great Lakes Research, etc.  GLGL graduate students also have won many top grants, scholarships, and awards including: NSF DDIG (Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants), NSF Deepfin, Smithsonian visiting student scientist awards, IAGLR scholarships, Sigma Xi Grants-In-Aid, Knauss Sea Grant fellowships, AFS best paper awards, etc.  GLGL graduates all have gained top jobs of their choices as university professors and scientists in federal agencies- including NOAA, USFWS, USGS, etc. 

Qualifications: M.S. or M. Sc. in Biology, Genetics, Fisheries, or related field.

Contact: Interested students should contact Dr. Carol Stepien at with their CV, GRE scores, unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and masters degrees, and a brief statement of research interests.

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Last Updated: 8/18/17