MS Assistantship – Northern Bobwhite Ecology: Starkville, Mississippi & Newton, Georgia

Agency
Mississippi State University
Location
Starkville, Mississippi & Newton, Georgia
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$17,000
Start Date
08/16/2021
Last Date to Apply
05/15/2021
Website
https://www.cfr.msstate.edu
Description
We are seeking a highly-motivated, self-sufficient Master’s student to investigate multiple questions regarding northern bobwhite ecology at the Jones Ecological Research Center in Newton, Georgia. This project will involve using radio telemetry to investigate resource selection and seasonal population metrics. The student will work closely with land managers, biologist and researchers at The Jones Center, Mississippi State University and the University of Georgia.
Qualifications
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s of Science degree from an accredited university, a valid driver’s license, and be able to work under field conditions that include hot temperatures, humidity, and abundant insects. The most competitive applicants will have multiple years of field experience including previous work capturing gamebirds and using radio telemetry. Candidates must have the capacity to learn quantitative techniques such as survival analysis and become proficient in GIS, R, MARK, and unMarked. The ability to lead assist in hiring and lead a crew of interns is essential.
Contact Person
Mark Dewitt McConnell
Contact Phone
6624182568
Contact eMail
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