From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Todd Steury
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2011 11:10 AM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] M.S./Ph.D. Assistanship - Black Bears in Alabama
I'm looking to take on a graduate student (master's or Ph.D.) starting fall
2011 (possibly spring 2012) in wildlife sciences at Auburn University to
study black bears in Alabama. The graduate student will be supported via a
research assistantship (M.S. - $15,540, Ph.D. $18,140) with full tuition
waiver. The student will use a variety of non-invasive methods, including
game cameras, hair snares, and scat-detection dogs, to sample for black
bears in two areas of Alabama: southwest Alabama, where a resident
population of the Florida subspecies of black bear is known to occur, and
northeast Alabama, where a population of the eastern subspecies is thought
to have recently become established. Collected samples will be used to
estimate population size and habitat use, but opportunities exist for
student to develop other research questions (expected for Ph.D. students).
Applicants for M.S. should possess a B.S./B.A. in Ecology, Wildlife
Sciences, or related fields. Applicants for Ph.D. must possess an M.S. A
minimum GPA of 3.0 and GRE (verbal + quantitative) of 1000 is required.
Preference will be given to applicants with field experience, GIS
experience, experience with DNA extraction and PCR amplification, and strong
quantitative skills. Applicants should be in good physical condition as
field work will be physically demanding.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter outlining their interests,
career goals, and qualifications for the project, CV or resume, copies of
transcripts and GRE scores (unofficial copies are OK for application
review), and contact information for references to Dr. Todd Steury
([log in to unmask]). Applicant review will begin June 30, 2011, but
applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Todd D. Steury
Assistant Professor, Wildlife Ecology
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Auburn University