State Date: February 1, 2020 or negotiable to summer 2020
Last Date to Apply: 12/15/2019
Description: Conduct research on the effects of catch-and-release angling on tarpon stress response and immediate and delayed mortality in an important tourism-generating fishery in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This project will include physiological studies at Mississippi State University and field studies of angled fish in Puerto Rico. The student will be expected to travel between the University and field site, with considerable time spend in San Juan. This assistantship has a teaching requirement for up to four semesters.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, aquaculture, comparative physiology, ecology, biology or related field with competitive GPA and GRE scores. Research experience and boat handling skills are preferred. Spanish language skills desirable but not required. For students with English as a second language, TOEFL scores ≥ 550 PBT or ≥79 iBTor IELTS ≥ 6.5 are required.
plus tuition waiver and health insurance fee for 2.5 years