The Bombaci lab (https://sites.warnercnr.colostate.edu/sbombaci) in the Warner College of Natural Resources (https://warnercnr.colostate.edu) at Colorado State University is seeking two motivated students to join our team as M.S. graduate assistants in fall 2020. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop an independent project within the research interests of the lab. Our lab explores the consequences of global change for ecological communities and interactions, both nationally and internationally. We also study the restoration of wildlife and ecosystem function in a changing world, and research strategies for advancing diversity and inclusion in environmental science, including research on any of these topics that also involves work with underrepresented or marginalized communities. The most successful applicants will be able to demonstrate how their background and research interests or ideas build upon or relate to our lab’s current research themes and collaborations – see research areas at https://sites.warnercnr.colostate.edu/sbombaci/research-2.
Students will be supported (stipend + tuition) on a combination of research and teaching assistantships for 2.5 years.
B.S. in wildlife biology, ecology, human dimensions of natural resources, or related fields. Minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants should be highly motivated with a strong work ethic, well-developed oral and written communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work in a team-oriented environment and to learn new analytical skills. Experience with independent research, presentations of research, and coding or analyzing data in R or other statistical environments are desirable, but not required for the position.
Applicants should create a single document (e.g., a Word or pdf document) that includes: 1) a brief letter of interest (describe why you are interested in joining the lab, research interests/ideas, and previous research/field experience), 2) a brief writing excerpt (1-2 paragraphs from a publication, class writing assignment, etc.), 3) a CV/resume, 4) unofficial transcripts, 5) unofficial general GRE scores, and 6) contact information for three references. The name of the file should contain the first and last name of the applicant. This file should be sent to Dr. Sara Bombaci (email@example.com), with “graduate assistant position” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the Sept 30, 2019.