Opening for a PhD student starting March 2022 for fieldwork and Fall 2022 for the start of school. This student will continue research during the post-treatment phase of a 8-9 year study (first 5 years have been completed) related to assessing the potential benefits of non-lethal and lethal management of common ravens for greater sage-grouse.
Duties Include: Sage-grouse capture, radio-collaring, monitoring nests and broods using radio-telemetry and gps, corvid and raptor point counts, evaluation of response to habitat characteristics, assessment of interspecies interactions, writing, and study design. The position requires long and irregular hours (night work—during trapping, early mornings), under adverse field conditions (wind, rain, snow, mud). Individuals will be required to work in the field by themselves and in group settings. Study sites are located near Bake, Juntura, and Jordan Valley in Oregon. Coursework will be completed at Oregon State University's Corvallis campus.
Preferred Qualifications: Self-motivated applicants experienced with study design, bird capture, collaring, radio-telemetry, 4WD vehicles, ATVs, GPS, data collection, and publication of peer-reviewed papers. Potential candidates should be excellent writers, well organized, self-motivated and able to perform duties independent of direct supervision; a valid driver license is required for this position. Preference given to candidates who have an M.S. degree in related field.
Candidates may be interviewed as applications are received.
Please submit by email (with “grouse_MS_appl.”, or “grouse_PhD_appl” in the subject line): cover letter, resume (CV) including GRE scores and GPA, unofficial transcripts, and three professional references (name, email, and phone number).