The School of Natural Resources at West Virginia University is searching for a M.S. student to study the genomics of white-tailed deer in West Virginia. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is having an impact on deer populations and genetic variants have been linked to the delayed onset of CWD symptoms. The student will use genomic approaches to assess how landscape features influence the frequency of these variants throughout the state. Funding will be supplied through a teaching assistantship in the Wildlife and Fisheries Resources program with summer support provided by a research assistantship. Review of applications will begin on March 22 and will continue until the position is filled.
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 email@example.com
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.