Graduate Assistantship – Utah Wildlife Crossings

Agency
Utah State University
Location
Logan, Utah
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$19705
Start Date
08/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
05/30/2021
Website
https://qcnr.usu.edu/wild/
Description
Dr. Nicki Frey is soliciting applications for a graduate research assistantship for Fall 2021 – August 2023. The graduate student would be responsible for managing trail cameras and video footage of a wildlife overpass in Parley’s Canyon, Utah. The focus of the study is to a) document species crossings, b) the timing and nature of the crossings, and c) behavior of wildlife at the overpass. Additionally, the student would analyze data collected on past wildlife crossing structures, to compare to the success of overpass. Students will be provided a stipend of $1200/month, assuming a 20-hour work week at $15/hour. Students will also be provided funds equal to in-state tuition, $5302. This is a 30-month position Applicants must have a valid U. S. driver’s license. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and essay to nicki.frey@usu.edu. Heading: Graduate Applicant 2021. If applicants have taken a standardized test, such as the GRE, please attach these as well. Essay topic: What are the positive and negative consequences of wildlife underpasses, and how might we alleviate the negative consequences? Format you essay to that of a leading professional journal, including references. Up to 6 pages, not including references.
Qualifications
Applicants must have a valid U.S. Driver's license. Demonstrated experience with trail camera operation and ArcGIS (or QGIS) preferred. 2-years professional experience working in the natural resources field preferred.
Contact Person
Dr. Nicki Frey
Contact eMail
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