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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.