Dr. Jennifer Frey seeks a highly motivated Master’s student to assist with research in the field of spatial ecology directed at the conservation of mammals. The study will seek to understand historical, contemporary, and future patterns of distribution and abundance of mammals using a variety of modern analytical methods, especially Geographic Information System (GIS). The specific study goals will be determined jointly between the successful applicant and Dr. Frey. The study will form the basis of the student’s Master’s thesis in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University. The student’s primary teaching responsibilities (20 hrs/week) will be to assist Dr. Frey with the development of distance education course material. Annual salary is $22,619 (does not include tuition). The starting date is 15 January 2017 and is anticipated for 2.5 years.
• Bachelor’s degree in wildlife science, biology, or conservation ecology
• > 3.3 GPA
• > 70th percentile on verbal and quantitative portions of GRE. You cannot be considered without GRE scores. However, if your scores are less than the 70th percentile, you still might be considered if you are particularly well qualified based on other skills or experiences.
• Working knowledge of and demonstrated ability to use ArcGIS
• Quantitative aptitude and statistical knowledge as demonstrated by coursework
• Experience conducting research
• Knowledge of wildlife management and vertebrate zoology
• Small mammal field experience
For consideration, please email Dr. Frey an initial letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts, and GRE scores. The letter of interest must briefly explain why you are interested in this specific research project and how your qualifications meet the minimum or preferred qualifications. Letters that do not address these points will not be considered. Materials will be reviewed as received and the position filled upon finding a suitable applicant. Information about the department can be found at http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/fws/.
Dr. Jennifer K. Frey, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology, PO Box 3003, Campus Box 4901, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88003-0003; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jennifer_Frey3; firstname.lastname@example.org.