I am recruiting a motivated M.S. student to conduct research on wetlands and waterbirds at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point (UWSP) College of Natural Resources (CNR). The associated project will focus on looking at indicators of wetland water quality and organophosphate pesticide exposure of both invertebrates and waterbirds. The student should expect the research project to entail a combination of both laboratory and fieldwork. Fieldwork for the project would occur in large part over the summer of 2022. Candidates should have interests in wetlands, water birds, ecotoxicology, and verbal and written communication. There is leeway to shape the project towards the student’s research interests. The ideal student would be a Wildlife, Biology, or Ecology major with an interest in wildlife conservation and environmental health.
During each semester, the student will act as a teaching assistant for one of the courses within the CNR at UWSP. This GPR-funded assistantship is paid at approximately $13,100 per year. Out-of-state residents taking at least 4 credits while on grad assistantship will have out-of-state tuition waived and pay only WI resident tuition (except MN residents who pay based on the WI-MN reciprocity agreement). Students on graduate assistantships may be eligible for some insurance.
Submit a single pdf that includes a cover letter summarizing your interest and qualifications, current CV, unofficial college transcripts, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Marie Perkins at email@example.com. Please contact Dr. Perkins with any additional questions. Additional information about Dr. Perkins’ research can be found at https://marieperkins.weebly.com and information about the UWSP CNR can be found at https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/Pages/default.aspx. Applicant review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
B.S. in wildlife ecology, natural resources, or a closely related discipline
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater during your last two undergraduate years
Experience conducting wildlife associated fieldwork
Highly motivated with a strong work ethic
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge and experience working with birds
Experience working in wetlands
Experience planning and coordinating field and laboratory research
Excellent oral and written communication skills