About West Virginia University:

West Virginia University is where mountaineers go first. As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, it is our mission and our passion to encourage students to be bold enough to dream big and learn to see “impossible” as just a challenge. With an enrollment of over 30,000 across our three campuses in Morgantown (main), Beckley (WVU Tech), and Keyser (Potomac State), WVU boasts students from all 55 West Virginia counties, each of the 50 states, and 107 nations.

Our main campus, located in Morgantown, is about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA, and within a day’s drive of Washington D.C., Cleveland, and New York City. Morgantown is consistently listed as one of the best college towns in America and was named the “No. 1 Small City in America”

The School of Natural Resources at West Virginia University is searching for a M.S. student to conduct a genomic assessment of reintroduced elk in West Virginia. Next-generation sequencing will be used to compare the reintroduced elk to the source populations that were used and to assess adaptive differences between the two groups. Parentage analysis will also be conducted on calves born in West Virginia. Funding will be supplied through a research assistantship for two years.

Qualifications: B.S. in wildlife, fisheries, biology, or related field. Minimum GPA of 3.25. Lab experience in genetic techniques and extensive coursework in wildlife and fisheries highly desired.

Salary: $18,000/year, plus University tuition waiver & health insurance

How to apply:

Review of applications will begin on 10/17 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, CV, unofficial copies of transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Amy Welsh at amy.welsh@mail.wvu.edu.

Last Date to Apply: 10/17/2022

Start Date: 01/09/2023

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