GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP for a PhD student at the University of Idaho. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, willingness to travel and conduct field research under rigorous and remote conditions, and at least 1 year of prior field research experience. The student will conduct field work associated with the Grouse & Grazing project -- an experimental project designed to examine effects of spring cattle grazing on demographic traits and habitat characteristics of greater sage-grouse on multiple study sites in rangelands throughout southern Idaho. The student’s dissertation research will include questions related to sage-grouse ecology and rangeland management. The student will spend ~6 months per year (Feb-July) at remote field sites and work unusual hours (including nighttime trapping during winter months). This is an interagency/university collaborative project that will involve working closely with personnel from Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the Bureau of Land Management, and other stakeholders. Start date is flexible but sooner is better. For more information, contact Courtney Conway (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Karen Launchbaugh (email@example.com. To apply, please send the following materials (via email attachment) to Dr. Courtney Conway (firstname.lastname@example.org): (1) Cover letter explaining career goals and academic interests, highlighting relevant experience, (2) resume, (3) unofficial copy of undergrad/grad transcripts, (4) names/addresses/email for >3 references, and (5) GPA and GRE scores & percentiles. See the following webpages for more information on the College of Natural Resources (http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr) or the Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences (http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/departments/fish-and-wildlife-sciences) at the University of Idaho, and visit this webpage for more information on the Grouse & Grazing project: https://idahogrousegrazing.wordpress.com/
Qualifications include an undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology, Rangeland Ecology, or a related field (e.g., Biology, Zoology, etc.), and an undergraduate GPA of >3.0 and combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of >308 (>1200 in the prior 1600-point scale).