Graduate Research Assistantship –Ecology of Male Greater Sage-grouse

Focal Area: Wildlife and Wildlands
Institution Name: University of Missouri
Terminal Degree:
Location: Wyoming
Stiped: $16,500/year for MS $18,500/year for Ph.D
Start Date: 8/8/2011
Application Deadline:

One M.S. or Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship is available in August 2011 at the University of Missouri to study the ecology of male Greater sage-grouse in Wyoming. Graduate assistant will assess movements, resource selection, and survival of male sage-grouse in relation to wind energy development.

M.S. candidates must have a B.S. in wildlife science, biology, or a closely related discipline. Ph.D. candidates must have a B.S. and M.S. in wildlife science, biology, or a closely related discipline. Applicants must have relevant field research experience (telemetry experience a plus), a GPA > 3.2 and combined verbal and quantitative GRE scores > 1200. Strong work ethic, ability to work with a diversity of natural resource professionals, and interests in game bird ecology and quantitative techniques are essential. Candidate must be sensitive to issues involving species of conservation concern and land management. Stipend includes annual salary of approx. $16,500/year for M.S. and approx. $18,500/year for Ph.D., a tuition waiver, health insurance, and research funds.

Contact Information:
To apply, applicants should create a single pdf document containing a cover letter that includes a description of work experience and career goals, resume, copies of transcripts and GRE scores (unofficial at this time are acceptable), and the names and contact information (phone and e-mail address) of 3 references. Send application to Dr. Joshua Millspaugh ( Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.