Mar 19, 2014

Graduate Assistantship - Invasive Species Biology and Management - SUNY Oneonta

The Department of Biology at SUNY Oneonta is offering an assistantship in a Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology.

The incumbent will work with Dr. David Wong, Dr. Willard Harman, other researchers, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to examine the effectiveness of various decontamination tools that can be employed by boaters to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species during boating activities. The incumbent will engage in field work to collect water and zebra mussel samples, enumerate mussel veligers and adults, identify and count benthic samples, summarize water quality data, present research results in agency meetings, and draft reports to the funding agency.

This graduate assistantship depends upon an agreement being finalized with NYS DEC. Funding is available for 2 years including a stipend ($1,200/month for 22 months) and partial tuition ($9,600).

Minimum requirements include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in either Ecology, Biology, Limnology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, or a related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Applicants must be able to work both inside and outside in all weather conditions
  • Must have a clean driving record
  • Proven ability to work independently and interactively with a multidisciplinary team
  • GRE is preferred, but not required

The due date for the application is April 15, 2014.

The position start date is August 25, 2014.

Interested individuals should send a CV, letter describing their qualifications, a contact list of two references, and unofficial transcripts to:

Dr. David Wong
Tel: 1-607-436-3188

Electronic submission is preferred. 

More information about the Biology Department, Biological Field Station, and graduate studies at SUNY Oneonta can be found from the following websites: