Fully Funded MS position – Pollinator habitat management – Illinois

Agency
Eastern Illinois University
Location
Central Illinois
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
Tuition + Monthly stipend
Start Date
06/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
03/14/2022
Description
The Meiners’ lab at Eastern Illinois University is recruiting a MS student to work on a project designed to evaluate management impacts on native plantings and their associated pollinator communities. This position will focus on evaluating management strategies effects on pollinator communities. A second MS position is working on plant responses. The MS student will be responsible for monthly pollinator surveys (with an assistant), assisting with vegetation surveys, data analysis, and report generation. The student will also develop an independent project that builds upon the central themes of the project. Candidates must be physically able to do field surveys, carry supplies for extended distances, and drive a University vehicle to field sites. The ideal candidate will have experience in pollinator sampling and be able to learn local insects with an emphasis on bees. Students interested in applied ecology are particularly encouraged to apply. This position starts June 2022 and is fully funded (summer and academic year) including tuition for two years. The successful candidate will join a diverse plant ecology research group within the Department of Biological Sciences (https://www.eiu.edu/biology/). Eastern Illinois University (www.eiu.edu) is located in Charleston, IL (https://www.charlestonillinois.org/) a small town in an agricultural region of the rural Midwest, located two hours from Indianapolis and St. Louis.
Qualifications
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/cv, and provide contact information for three references to: Scott Meiners – sjmeiners@eiu.edu. Please forward any questions to that address as well. Evaluation of applications will begin March 14th, and continue until the position is filled.
Contact Person
Scott Meiners
Contact Phone
2175495546
Contact eMail
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