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Graduate Opportunities

Undergraduate Opportunities

Post-doctoral Opportunities 

Technician Opportunities 

Volunteer Opportunities


 

Graduate Opportunities

We seek highly qualified, enthusiastic graduate students that are creative, motivated, and capable of working well both independently and cooperatively. Successful candidates would join a dynamic, interactive group of graduate students, post-docs, visiting scholars, and faculty at The Ohio State University’s Aquatic Ecology Laboratory (AEL) within the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB). Interested students should see postings below and contact Drs. Stuart LudsinElizabeth Marshcall, or Jim Hood for more information. 

Graduate Positions in Aquatic/Fisheries Ecology, Dr. Stuart Ludsin

Dr. Stuart Ludsin (www.ludsinlab.com/) has openings available for M.S. and/or Ph.D. students to conduct basic and applied research in aquatic ecology. Research topics include: 1) impacts of harmful algal blooms and bottom hypoxia on Lake Erie’s food webs and fisheries; 2) ecology and fishery dynamics of Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch; and 3) the ecology of food webs and sport fishes in Ohio reservoirs.

Location: Successful candidates will join a dynamic, interactive group of students, post-docs, and faculty at The Ohio State University’s Aquatic Ecology Laboratory (http://ael.osu.edu/) within the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (http://eeob.osu.edu/). 

Qualifications: Successful applicants will be creative, motivated, and capable of working effectively both independently and in collaborative groups. A Bachelor’s degree and/or M.S. degree in biology, ecology, fisheries, general aquatic sciences, or a related field is required. Strong writing, quantitative, and people-management skills are essential.

Stipend: ~$2,389/month plus full tuition waiver and health benefits.  

Start date: Fall 2020.

How to apply: Application review will begin on Nov. 15, with applications accepted until suitable candidates are found. If interested, please email Dr. Stuart Ludsin (apps.AEL@gmail.com): 1) a letter of interest that briefly describes your educational and research background, as well as  your research interests/goals; 2) a curriculum vitae (or resume); 3) an unofficial copy of your transcript(s); 4) contact information for at least three professional references; and 5) your GRE scores (although they are not mandatory for admission) and (if applicable) TOEFL/TSE scores. Please put “Ludsin Graduate Positions” in the subject line.

Additional information: For additional information about application procedures and requirements, visit https://eeob.osu.edu/grad/program-admissions. For more information about the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory or Dr. Ludsin, please visit the websites above or contact me at apps.AEL@gmail.com.

Click here for a pdf version of the information for Dr. Ludsin's research openings.

 

Undergraduate Opportunities

Independent Study:

The Aquatic Ecology Laboratory is interested in energetic, committed undergraduate students who are interested in conducting independent research, for OSU credit, that focuses on ecologically oriented projects in freshwater ecosystems. For all projects, we ask students for, at minimum, a commitment of one year. For more information, please contact Drs. Stuart LudsinElizabeth Marshcall, or Jim Hood

Work Study:

We are looking for qualified students to fill work-study positions at the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory. Specific tasks for our Work-Study students include field sampling, in-lab sample processing, and data entry. We strive to ensure that Work-Study students also will have opportunities to participate in lab and field research associated with other ongoing projects. Aquatic Ecology Laboratory graduate students and faculty are committed to educating Work-Study students in the fine art of scientific research in a cooperative and supportive work environment. We are looking for creative, hard-working students.

 

Post-doctoral Opportunities

None at this time

 

Technician Opportunities 

Technical Position in Fisheries Database Development

Job Description: Up to two full-time technician positions are available to assist on a project that is assembling long-term datasets to support ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries management in the North American Great Lakes basin. The incumbent will have three key duties. First, the incumbent will be responsible for helping create a database of physical, chemical, biological, and socioeconomic factors from across the Great Lakes region. To do so, the incumbent will assemble relevant datasets that are obtained from multiple sources, including the Internet, published papers and reports, and then compile, catalog, and organize them in a way that researchers could use. Second, the incumbent will help organize and coordinate a management- and science-based workshop, which will discuss ways to use the database, as well as identify areas for database enhancement. Third, the incumbent will help write project reports. Opportunities to help with data analysis, manuscript writing, and/or student mentorship may exist, depending on the incumbent’s experience.

Location:  Successful candidates will join a dynamic, interactive group of technicians, students, post-docs, and faculty at The Ohio State University’s Aquatic Ecology Laboratory within the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology

Qualifications:  Successful applicants will be creative, motivated, and capable of working effectively both independently and in collaborative groups.  A master’s degree in data analytics, computer science, biology, general aquatic sciences, or a related field is preferred. However, those with a bachelor’s degree and a strong academic background or wealth of related work experience are also encouraged to apply. Experience organizing and manipulating large datasets using Microsoft Excel and at least one other software platform (e.g., R, SAS, Microsoft Access, SQL) is required.

Compensation: $17.33 - $18.55 per hour, depending on experience, plus a comprehensive benefits package. Funding exists for 6 months to 1 year, depending on whether one or two technicians are hired.

Start date: January 2020 is preferred, although exceptions will be made, if needed.

How to apply: Apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/99840. I also recommend that you email the following materials in a single pdf to Dr. Stuart Ludsin (apps.AEL@gmail.com): 1) a cover letter that briefly describes your educational and research background, as well as your career goals; 2) your CV (or resume); 3) unofficial copies of your college/university transcripts; and 4) contact information for at least three professional references. Please place “Database Development” in the subject line of your email.

The application window will close on December 8, 2019.

Contact information: For additional information, visit http://www.ael.osu.edu/ or http://www.ludsinlab.com/, or contact Stuart Ludsin at the above email address.

Click here for a pdf version of the fisheries database techinician job posting.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

None at this time

 

 

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