Research Associate-Fixed Term

East Lansing MI
Feb 16, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

We seek a research associate to join an adaptive management project on invasive grass carp in Lake Erie. The project involves leading a collaborative team of researchers from Michigan DNR, USFWS, USGS, and MSU in experimental targeted removal efforts for grass carp in the Michigan waters of Lake Erie, collecting and processing of environmental DNA (eDNA) samples, and integrating field-collected data into N-mixture models to inform the adaptive management process. The associate will also supervise undergraduate technicians in field and lab work.

You may also have the opportunity to participate in other QFC activities, including preparing for and delivering on-line and short-courses on quantitative fisheries methods and assisting with consulting projects with QFC supporting partners.

Required Degree

Doctorate -fisheries science or related discipline

Minimum Requirements

Experience leading a field study in fisheries, preferably with electrofishing, is strongly preferred, as well as interest/experience with laboratory methods for eDNA analysis. Interest/experience with engaging agency personnel and stakeholders at the interface of technical analysis and resource management is also desired.


Desired Qualifications

Ideal candidate should have field experience and a strong record of research productivity in quantitative methods.

Required Application Materials

All applicants must apply via  Please submit your CV, letter of interest, and transcripts (unofficial). 


Special Instructions

Questions about the posting can be directed to Dr. Kelly Robinson ( at the Quantitative Fisheries Center. Review of applications will begin 3/1 and continue until filled, with the associate hopefully beginning in April, 2018.

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