Maine Cooperative Fish And Wildlife Research Unit

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Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology

Student/Employment Opportunities

Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship University of Maine, Orono

Responsibilities: Incumbent will study the downstream migration and life history haracteristics of the American eel in the Penobscot River. Field work will include building and operating a weir and acoustic telemetry of captured adult migrants under challenging conditions. Quantitative skills (e.g. Programs Mark, R, modelling) and field experience in rivers is desirable - Willingness to learn is a necessity. These data will be used to build a forecasting model in order to inform hydropower operation. This work is part of a collaboration with the New England Sustainability Consortium’s (NEST) and offers attractive interdisciplinary opportunities. Laboratory approaches may be developed to suit interests. Ability to interact and communicate professionally is essential.

Qualifications: M.S. in bio or equivalent, quantitative skills, interest in fisheries science. GPA of 3.2+ and GRE of 300+ (1200+) desired.

Salary: $23,000 per year (4.5 –year), $2400 health, tuition waiver. Funding is renewed annually. One year of TA support is anticipated.

Closing date: April 1; available June 1, 2016

Contact: Student will be co-advised (Blomberg and Zydlewski). Send CV, transcript copies, GRE scores and 3 references (names only) to Joe Zydlewski (

Web Links: About Dr. Zydlewski; About Dr. Blomberg; About the research project.


Last updated: 2/10/2016

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