PhD Assistantship-Northern Bobwhite Ecology – Mississippi

Agency
Mississippi State University
Location
Starkville, Mississippi AND The Jones Center at Ichauway (https://www.jonesctr.org)
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
~$23,500K/year + tuition waiver
Start Date
08/16/2021
Last Date to Apply
05/01/2021
Description
We are seeking a highly-motivated, self-sufficient PhD student to investigate multiple questions regarding the group living behavior of northern bobwhite coveys including calling behavior and movement dynamics at The Jones Center at Ichauway (https://www.jonesctr.org). This project will involve using radio telemetry to monitor covey behavior and investigate resource selection and seasonal survival. The student will work closely with land managers, biologist and researchers at The Jones Center, Mississippi State University, Albany Quail Project, and the University of Georgia.
Qualifications
Candidates must have a Master of Science degree from an accredited university by the start date, a valid driver’s license, and be able to work under field conditions that include hot temperatures, high 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 movement models, and become proficient in GIS and R. The ability to hire and lead a crew of interns is essential. To APPLY: Please submit a combined PDF including 1) cover letter discussing your qualifications and career goals, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) transcripts (unofficial), 4) GRE scores and 4) complete contact information for three professional references to mdm380@msstate.edu.
Contact Person
Mark McConnell
Contact Phone
6623252144
Contact eMail
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