PhD Graduate Assistantship – Conservation Genetics & Modeling: West Virginia, USA
West Virginia University
West Virginia, USA
$21,605 / yr + health insurance and university tuition waiver
Last Date to Apply
The School of Natural Resources at West Virginia University is searching for a Ph.D. student to study population ecology and genetics of snowshoe hare and Appalachian cottontails in West Virginia. Students will collect fecal samples for DNA analysis to identify species, assess population structure and diversity, estimate population size, and detect the presence of rabbit hemorrhagic disease. The student will then use the collected data to develop a spatially explicit capture-recapture (SECR) model.
Student will be co-advised by Dr. Christopher Rota and Dr. Amy Welsh. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, CV, unofficial copies of transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Christopher Rota at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review will begin August 15 and will continue until position is filled.
M.S. in wildlife & fisheries, biology, or related field. Lab experience in genetic techniques.