From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sadie Ryan
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2012 10:31 PM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] MS Position studying cottontail nutrition and
MS Position at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse NY
One Graduate Assistantship will be available, pending funding, to start in
August 2012 working on New England Cottontail (a candidate for listing under
the Endangered Species Act) and Eastern Cottontail nutrition and
parasitology. Research will focus winter sampling of body condition and
collection of urine and scat samples for nutritional and parasite analyses.
The successful applicant will teach for two fall semesters and be supported
on a Research Assistantship for two spring semesters and one full year. The
most qualified applicants will have strong wildlife field skills, experience
with molecular techniques, laboratory skills, and strong demonstrated skills
in data analysis.
Duties will include writing a study plan, implementing cottontail trapping,
scat sampling protocols, supervising technicians and undergraduate
assistants, and preparing reports and presentations for scientific
Qualifications: Applicants must have a B.S. in Wildlife, Conservation
Biology, Biology, or similar area. Experience with field studies, including
trapping and handling, of small or medium-sized mammals, and molecular
techniques is highly desirable. The position is available pending final
budget approval by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation.
Interested applicants should submit the following: letter of interest, names
and contact information of three references, unofficial transcripts, GRE
scores, and CV to: Dr. Sadie Ryan or Dr. Jonathan Cohen. Selected applicants
will need to apply to the SUNY ESF Graduate School before final acceptance.
Salary: $15,000 per year to start plus tuition and health benefits Last Date
to apply: April 1, 2012
Contact: Dr. Sadie Ryan ([log in to unmask], http://www.esf.edu/EFB/ryan/) and
Dr. Jonathan Cohen ([log in to unmask]).
E-mail: [log in to unmask](Preferred)
Phone: 315-470-6757 (Ryan); 315-470-6737 (Cohen)