M.S. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP in island bird conservation at University of Missouri-Columbia. A M.S. Graduate Assistantship is anticipated for an investigation of bird population demography and habitat use on Wake Island, a remote Pacific atoll. The student will work directly with island residents, federal scientists, military resource managers, and private contractors to implement a rat eradication program and evaluate the effect of rat removals on local bird populations. Candidates must have a B.S. in wildlife science, biology, or a closely related discipline, a GPA > 3.2, and combined verbal and quantitative GRE scores > 1100. Ability to work with diverse cultures, and an interest in wildlife/habitat relationships and quantitative techniques are essential. Position is anticipated to begin fall 2008. Stipend includes annual salary of $13,197, a tuition waiver, travel and lodging during fieldwork, and research funds. Review of applications starts immediately and continues until the position is filled. Information on our program can be found at http://www.biosci.missouri.edu/avianecology.
For more information, contact:
Email a cover letter with a description of work experience and career goals, CV/resume, copies of transcripts and GRE scores (unofficial are acceptable at this time), and contact information for 3 references to Dylan Kesler, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, University of Missouri. Please address email to [email protected]
Closing date : 1 Aug 2008