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M.S. Assistantships in Harmful Algal Blooms or Aquatic Invasive Species

The Aquatic Ecology Laboratory at Washington State University Vancouver, directed by Dr. Stephen Bollens and Dr. Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens, has one or possibly two paid assistantships available for a new graduate student to contribute to a dynamic program in Aquatic Ecology.

This graduate positions will be oriented around either 1) research in the ecology and potential impact of harmful algal blooms in the Columbia River Basin, with particular emphasis on dynamics of freshwater cyanobacteria blooms, or 2) biology, ecology and environmental impact of aquatic invasive species in the Columbia River Basin.

The successful graduate student(s) will be supported on Teaching Assistantships, totaling approximately $22,000/year, plus full tuition waivers.

We are currently accepting applications to begin study in August 2019.

Degree program: M.S. Environmental Science.

Application deadline:  Priority deadline for August admission is January 10, 2019.

Campus and Facilities:  Washington State University Vancouver is one of five campuses in the WSU system, and is a rapidly expanding institution located within the greater Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA metropolitan area, near the Columbia River, Cascade Mountains and coastal ocean. The 351-acre campus offers new, state-of-the-art classroom and research facilities, where teaching and research are conducted in an interdisciplinary and collaborative atmosphere.

For more information please visit the WSUV Aquatic Ecology Laboratory website (, or the WSUV Science Graduate Programs website ( or contact us directly:

Dr. Stephen M. Bollens (

Dr. Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens (

Washington State University Vancouver
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
Vancouver, WA