Opening for a person seeking a PhD starting in March or April of 2017 to 1) study fire, invasive plant, and predation effects on sage-grouse habitat use and adult, nest, and brood survival, and 2) study movement, habitat use, resource use, nest success, and survival of common ravens.
Duties Include: Writing, study design, sage-grouse grouse or raven capture; radio-collaring birds; finding and monitoring nests and broods using radio-telemetry; evaluation of response to habitat characteristics; and assessment of interspecies interactions. The position requires long and irregular hours (night work—during trapping, early mornings), under adverse field conditions (wind, rain, snow, mud). Individuals will be required to work in the field by themselves and in group settings. Study sites are located near Baker, Oregon.
Self-motivated applicants experienced with study design, bird capture, collaring, radio-telemetry, 4WD vehicles, ATVs, GPS, data collection, and publication of peer-reviewed papers. Potential candidates should be excellent writers, well organized, self-motivated and able to perform duties independent of direct supervision; a valid driver license is required for this position. Preference given to candidates who have an M.S. degree in related field.
Please submit by email (with “grouse_raven_phd_appl” in the subject line): cover letter, resume (CV) including GRE scores and GPA, unofficial transcripts, and three professional references (name, email, and phone number).