- Salary: $20,000Start Date 08/15/2023Last Date to Apply 03/10/2023Website https://www.goheenresearchgroup.com
Our research group at the University of Wyoming seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and dedicated MSc student to develop thesis research on the ecology and management of American marten. The successful applicant would join a team of collaborators to quantify population and harvest dynamics for marten in the Medicine Bow National Forest of south-central Wyoming.
The MSc student will be supported through a research assistantship and (potentially) 1-2 semesters of teaching assistantship at the University of Wyoming, and in collaboration with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. We envision a field-based MSc with significant lab and analytical components, likely involving some combination of:
(1) occupancy modeling via hair snaring, camera trapping, and snow tracking; (2) abundance estimation via live capture and/or close kin mark-recapture; (3) VHF telemetry; and (4) demographic analyses. The student will be responsible for project deliverables (annual progress reports, project summaries, manuscript drafts) and will lead project management and logistics.
Qualifications: The successful applicant will have earned a BSc in wildlife biology, ecology, or a comparable field prior to commencing MSc studies. In addition, the successful applicant should have excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, experience working independently in remote locales, experience working with agency biologists, experience working with a diversity of stakeholders, experience operating and maintaining 4WD vehicles, experience operating and maintaining snowmobiles (or a strong desire to learn), experience with quantitative and/or genetic tools (or a strong desire to learn), and experience with radio-tracking (or a strong desire to learn).
To apply, please email the following in a merged pdf with the subject header “MSc position”: (1) a cover letter stating your interest in the position and your career goals; (2) a vita or resume; (3) copies of your transcripts; and (4) contact information for three references. GRE scores are optional. Please name your file “LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_MARTEN_MSC_POSITION”. We will contact applicants within 10 days of the deadline regarding the status of their applications. Contact Person Jacob Goheen Contact eMail firstname.lastname@example.org