The Beasley lab (http://www.beasleywildlifelab.srel.uga.edu) at the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (http://www.srel.uga.edu) and Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (http://www.warnell.uga.edu) is seeking a highly motivated student with strong academic credentials to join a collaborative research team investigating the social ecology of wild pigs. The selected student will assist with ongoing studies capturing and sampling wild pigs, and will have access to extensive molecular, spatial, and disease samples and datasets collected during previous studies across multiple populations. The student will be responsible for developing and conducting an independent research project within the general framework of these data, focused on the social ecology and disease dynamics of wild pigs using molecular methods, and will work in close collaboration with other students, faculty, and agency personnel associated with this research. The successful applicant would be enrolled in UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources starting fall 2019, and stationed at the Savannah River Ecology Lab in Aiken, SC when not taking classes.
Minimum qualifications for this position include a M.S. degree in wildlife ecology, genetics, ecology, or a related discipline. Prior experience working in a lab and conducting genetic analyses is required. Prior experience conducting field work and handling animals is also preferred. Preference will be given to students with excellent organizational skills and demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills, particularly through peer-reviewed publications.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV (including GPA and GRE scores), and contact information for three references in a single pdf attachment to Dr. Jim Beasley (email@example.com).