PhD Graduate Assistantship – Conservation Genetics & Modeling: West Virginia, USA

Agency
West Virginia University
Location
West Virginia, USA
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$21,605 / yr + health insurance and university tuition waiver
Start Date
01/09/2023
Last Date to Apply
08/15/2022
Description
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 christopher.rota@mail.wvu.edu. Review will begin August 15 and will continue until position is filled.
Qualifications
M.S. in wildlife & fisheries, biology, or related field. Lab experience in genetic techniques.
Contact Person
Christopher Rota
Contact eMail
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