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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 614034
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Fisheries And Wildlife 10002344
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Quantitative Fisheries Center, seeks a research associate to apply age-structured stock assessment to Lake Erie percids and other Great Lakes fishes, evaluate the potential effects of climate change Lake Erie walleye recruitment and subsequent management, support and participate in structured decision-making processes, and conduct related quantitative fisheries research.  The Research Associate will involve engaging agency personnel and stakeholders at the interface of technical analysis and resource management. You may also participate in other QFC activities, including preparation for and delivery of on-line and short-courses on quantitative fisheries methods and participating in consulting projects with QFC supporting partners.

Initial appointment is for 1 year with possibility of extensions for subsequent years on an annual basis based on performance and funding, this position includes benefits as described on the MSU HR website.   


Required Degree

Doctorate -Fisheries science or related discipline

Minimum Requirements

  • A doctorate degree in Fisheries science or related discipline.
  • Strong quantitative background and record of research productivity in quantitative methods. 

Desired Qualifications

Experience in conducting stock assessments, simulation modeling, and use of AD Model Builder software is desirable, as well as an experience or desire to work with stakeholders and agency personnel.

Required Application Materials

Please submit your CV, letter of interest, and transcripts (unofficial).

Special Instructions

Questions about the posting can be directed to Dr. Kelly Robinson ( or Dr. Jim Bence ( 

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Department Statement

We believe a diverse, inclusive working and learning environment enriches the department and fosters innovation in teaching, research, and engagement with partners and the public.

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