The School of Natural Resources at West Virginia University is searching for a M.S. student to study the genetics of the fisher population in West Virginia. Fishers were reintroduced into the state in the 1980’s and are a game species. The student will work with trappers in the state for sample collection. Genetics will then be used to assess the diversity and population structure of the fisher population and compare the West Virginia population to the source population. Funding will be supplied through a teaching assistantship in the Wildlife and Fisheries Resources program during the first year and a research assistantship the second year.
B.S. in wildlife, fisheries, biology, or related field. Minimum GPA of 3.25 and combined quantitative/verbal GRE scores of 300. Lab experience in genetic techniques and extensive coursework in wildlife and fisheries highly desired.
Student will be advised by Dr. Amy Welsh. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, CV, unofficial copies of transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Amy Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin March 5 and will continue until the position is filled.