Ph.D. in Fisheries

Agency/Location:  Iowa State University, Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Ames, IA (


Responsibilities:  Research will evaluate common carp ecology and management strategies in shallow lakes.  Opportunities exist to develop additional research questions based on student’s interests. Student will coordinate collaborative project with Iowa DNR, supervise field technicians, maintain quality control of data collection, analyses, archiving, writing annual progress reports and other routine duties as needed. Completion of the project will serve as partial fulfillment of the requirements for a PhD. degree from Iowa State University. Other requirements include satisfactory completion of coursework and submission of manuscripts for publication.


Qualifications:  M.S. in fisheries, population ecology, environmental science, or related field.  Fisheries field experience and familiarity with population analyses is desirable but not required. Candidates with demonstrated written and oral communication, analytical skills, and strong academic credentials are preferred. Applicant must be highly motivated, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and be physically capable and willing to work long hours in demanding outdoor conditions


Salary/Benefits:  ~$27,500/year plus benefits and full tuition waiver


Anticipated start date: Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  Start date is flexible between June 2017 and January 2018.


Contact:  Send application (cover letter, résumé, transcripts, GRE scores, and contact information of 3 references) electronically to Dr. Michael Weber, Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University, [email protected]

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