Graduate Research Assistantship Marine Ornamental Fish Aquaculture

Start: No later than August 16, 2019 (Fall semester) but prefer earlier as an hourly employee

Program: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Dr. Cortney Ohs)

Deadline: July 15, 2019 or as soon as a suitable candidate is identified

Description: We are currently seeking applicants for a two year, MS research assistantship in Florida investigating marine ornamental fish aquaculture production methods for about 15 species. The successful applicant will investigate broodstock maturation, captive reproduction, and larval culture methods for these species. The proposed investigations will be part of Rising Tide Conservation Research ( at the University of Florida’s Indian River Research and Education Center Aquaculture Facility.  

Location: This position will be located at the University of Florida’s Indian River Research and Education Center ( a multi-disciplinary research and extension center located in Fort Pierce, FL with a 26 acre fully equipped aquaculture research lab ( The degree will be awarded through the Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation (


  • B.S. degree in biology, zoology, marine sciences, aquaculture or related discipline, GRE scores of >150 Verbal and >150 Quantitative
  • Demonstrated research experience and familiarity with marine aquaculture is highly desirable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Salary/Benefits: Stipend of $21,333 annually, plus tuition remission and GatorGradCare health insurance.

Application: Interested applicants should submit the following documents as a single pdf or word file via email to Dr. Cortney Ohs, ( by the July 15, 2019.

  • Cover letter summarizing interest in the position, qualifications and experience, as well as research and career aspirations
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial academic transcripts
  • Unofficial GRE scores
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Final candidates will be contacted and required to submit formal applications to the University of Florida graduate school by July 15, 2019. For further admission information please visit‐to‐apply/ or contact Ms. Amy Abernethy (, the academic coordinator for graduate programs.                                        

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