I am currently seeking applicants for a 2.5-year research assistantship focused on using acoustic recording units to assess wild turkey distribution and gobbling chronology in Upstate South Carolina. The graduate student will work on an MS in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology through the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson University.
The project will involve using acoustic recording units to develop occupancy models for wild turkeys on private and public lands in South Carolina. The MS student will additionally quantify gobbling chronology in relation to elevation, silvicultural practices, and breeding and nesting season. This is a collaborative project with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The selected applicant will begin in January 2019 as a technician and transition to an MS position in Fall 2019.
I am committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive lab and encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. Clemson University does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
B.S. in wildlife management, natural resources, or biology preferred. Experience working with R, acoustic recording units, and state agencies is a plus. Applicants should have good communication and writing skills and a strong work ethic.
To apply, please combine the following into a single PDF file and send as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org by 24 September 2018 with the subject titled “Graduate Research Position”: 1) a letter of interest not to exceed 2 pages summarizing your relevant background, research experience, and how this position aligns with your career goals, 2) CV, 3) unofficial transcripts, 4) GRE scores, and 5) the names and emails of 3 references