The Wildlife Conservation and Management Lab (Drs. Dustin Ranglack and Nate Bickford) at University of Nebraska Kearney is seeking a Masters student interested in whitetail deer and bobcat spatial ecology in an extremely fragmented, agriculturally dominated landscape. The student will monitor deer and bobcat movements in conjunction with a larger project on the impacts of habitat fragmentation in prairie systems on multiple wildlife species. This involves using advanced statistical techniques and requires experience with managing and analyzing large datasets in R.
Prospective students interested in deer and bobcat ecology and/or spatial ecology are encouraged to apply. The student will be paid as a research assistant in year 1 and a teaching assistant in year 2. The student will be expected to apply for additional external funding, must maintain a 3.0 GPA, and will teach general biology labs for non-majors.
Prospective students should have: a degree in ecology, biology or related discipline and experience in GIS and R. Field experience working with large mammals is highly preferred. Applicants must have excellent English writing and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to work with and lead a research team. A minimum GRE score of 290 and 3.0 undergraduate GPA required.
Please send one pdf file that includes a cover letter, CV (with GPA and GRE scores), and names and contact addresses of three references to Dr. Dustin Ranglack at firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line “Deer/Bobcat MS Application”, by September 22, 2017. Individuals who do not follow these instructions may not be considered.