The Rowe Lab at the University of New Hampshire is seeking a highly-motivated MS or PhD student interested in the population and community dynamics of small mammals. The student will contribute to an ongoing field study at the Bartlett Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Here, we pursue basic and applied questions about small mammal response to forest management practices and fluctuations in resource availability. Students will be encouraged to develop unique project components that coincide with the themes of the Rowe Lab. The student will develop leadership skills by overseeing a team of undergraduate researchers during the summer field season and may have the opportunity to mentor undergraduates during the school year. The student will be expected to present results at scientific conferences and to agency personnel, and will lead publications that emerge from this research.
Stipend, health insurance, tuition, and all project operating costs will be provided. MS students will be funded predominately through a Teaching Assistantship. PhD students will be funded through a combination of Teaching and Research Assistantships.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Ecology (or a related field) and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Previous experience conducting field work is required and experience live-trapping small mammals is preferred. Field work will require long hours outside being physically active and mentally alert, and applicants must be available to begin field work in late May 2021. Applicants should be able to work both independently and cooperatively with other members of the lab. Strong communication and writing skills are desired.
Interested individuals should email Rebecca Rowe at email@example.com by October 15th. Please attach a single pdf file that includes a brief description of your background and research interests, a CV (including GRE scores, if available, and GPA), unofficial transcripts, and the contact information for three professional references. Pending this initial review, a formal application will also need to be submitted by January 15th (https://gradschool.unh.edu/admissions/apply). Additional information about the Rowe Lab can be found at: https://mypages.unh.edu/rowelab/home.
Information about the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment can be found here: https://colsa.unh.edu/nren,The MS Program in Wildlife and Conservation Biology here: https://colsa.unh.edu/natural-resources-environment/program/ms/natural-resources-wildlife-conservation-biology, and the Natural Resources and Earth System Science PhD program here: https://gradschool.unh.edu/natural-resources-earth-systems-science-phd.
The Rowe Lab is committed to supporting and advancing diversity in STEM. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.