M.S. Assistantship, Reptile and Amphibian Population Ecology – Mississippi

Agency
Mississippi State University
Location
Starkville, Mississippi
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
~$17,000/year + tuition waiver
Start Date
08/16/2021
Last Date to Apply
05/02/2021
Website
https://www.cfr.msstate.edu/people/wfa.asp
Description
One M.S. Graduate Assistantship is available to investigate questions related to the demography and population dynamics of temperate and tropical reptiles and amphibians. This project will rely primarily on historic and contemporary datasets, but some supplemental field data collection may be required. The specific project will be determined based on the successful applicant’s interests and experience, and availability of relevant datasets to answer questions of interest.
Qualifications
Ideal applicants will have a strong background in ecology or related field as well as excellent communication skills, motivation, and capacity to learn quantitative methods, including capture-recapture, spatially explicit-capture, and occupancy models. Proficiency in R and GIS is helpful, but not required as these skillsets will be learned. Candidates must have a B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited university and valid driver’s license by 16 August 2021. As this position may include some data collection, previous field experience working in adverse weather conditions is beneficial. To apply, please submit a single PDF to Dr. Eric Hileman (eth152@msstate.edu) that includes the following: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) transcripts (unofficial), 4) GRE scores, and 5) contact information for three professional references.
Contact Person
Eric Hileman
Contact Phone
6627222018
Contact eMail
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