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M.S. Research Assistantship — Lake Champlain Research Institute SUNY Plattsburgh

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M.S. Research Assistantship, Stonefly Systematics and Conservation — Lake Champlain Research Institute, SUNY Plattsburgh

The graduate assistant will work on the Northeastern RSGCN stonefly assessment project and conduct MS thesis research with the Lake Champlain Research Institute at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. This position covers a stipend for academic year and summer plus in state NY tuition waiver. The research will focus on the stonefly systematics and conservation in the Northeastern US. Duties for this position will include some field work, sorting, data entry, identification and preparation of specimens for morphological and/or genetic study. Additional time will be spent acquiring and analyzing data for the MS Research project. Candidate will be expected to have excellent field and lab skills. Field work for this research will involve traveling and hiking to remote field sites. Prior interest and experience in insect identification and field work is preferred.

The student must enroll in the M.S. in Natural Resource and Ecology program at SUNY Plattsburgh. Contact Luke Myers and provide a resume, transcript of undergraduate work, and letter of intent that provides background on your previous research experience, research interests and career goals.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  • Past experience working in freshwater systems
  • Experience with ARC GIS
  • Experience working with spreadsheets and data analysis
  • Prior experience with field work (either through coursework or employment)
  • Experience or interest aquatic insect identification
  • Data entry and management skills