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PhD and MS Assistantships: Fish Ecology and Evolution

Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

West Lafayette, IN, USA


PhD or MS student assistantships available to participate in research projects exploring dynamics of fish in large lakes. These projects involve an integration of field studies, laboratory analyses, and bioinformatic analyses. Selected individuals will enroll in Purdue Universitys Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (www.ag.purdue.edu/fnr) in West Lafayette, IN.

Specific research topics may include:

1) Quantifying lake trout reproductive utilization of Klondike Reef in Lake Superior

2) Determining how morphological, physiological, trophic, and genetic characters differentiate lake trout ecotypes in Lake Superior.

3) Exploring trophic spatial variation and connectivity among fishes in large lakes (North American Great Lakes and large Swedish lakes)


Minimum qualifications include a BS (for MS position) or MS (for PhD position) in Biology, Ecology, Fisheries Science, or related field; GPA of 3.2 or greater.


Assistantships include 12-month stipend, full tuition coverage, and insurance.

Start date:

January 2024.

How to Apply:

The positions will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please respond by 1-September-2023 and submit cover letter, CV, GRE scores (optional; unofficial is fine), transcript (unofficial), and names and contact information for three references to Peter Euclide (peuclide@purdue.edu; 765-496- 9717;http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~thook and https://peuclide.github.io/).

For more information please contact:

Peter Euclide


Tomas Hook