Applications are invited for a Ph.D. position in the Pauli Lab in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We are seeking an outstanding Ph.D. student to lead an exciting experimental assessment on the effects of silvicultural treatments on American marten ecology and regional recovery.

The student’s dissertation will involve working on both control and treatment sites in a before-after design to: (1) non-invasively monitoring of American marten populations to assess distribution, population size and vital rates; (2) live-capture individual martens to deploy GPS collars for habitat, space use and movement data and (3) work with project collaborators, including Ojibwe tribes, to improve conservation and develop cross-cultural management for this state endangered species.

The student would be enrolled in the Wildlife Ecology Ph.D. program housed in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison but will work closely with collaborators at the US Forest Service, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. The position will begin in the spring semester of 2024. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

The position is open to both US citizens and international candidates. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. The project includes an annual stipend, plus tuition remission and health care benefits.

Four years of guaranteed funding is available with additional funding likely available through a combination of teaching and research assistantships. UW-Madison has a long history of excellence in ecology and conservation biology. The university ranks consistently among the top research universities in the United States.

Total student enrollment is over 43,000 of which approximately 12,000 are graduate and professional students, and there are over 2,000 faculty. UW-Madison is an exciting place to learn and conduct research! The city of Madison ranks as one of the most attractive places in the U.S. to live and work.

Qualifications Applicants must have a MS degree in ecology, wildlife, conservation, or other related discipline. We will only consider applicants with a BS degree if they have proven relevant experience. A solid working knowledge of mammalian ecology, field work, and statistics are required.

The preferred candidate will also have previous experience capturing and handling mammals and collaborating with natural resource agencies. Prior publication experience is preferred. Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills are essential.

Applicants enrolled in federally recognized Tribes or with relevant experience working with Indigenous people are encouraged to apply. Review of applicants will begin on September 1, 2023, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

To apply, please fill out a short survey (<15 minutes) and upload a cover letter summarizing research interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts or summary of relevant coursework (both undergraduate and graduate) at the following site:  .After reviewing all applicants, we will ask for reference letters from top candidates. Finalists will be notified and instructed to submit a formal application, including reference letters, to the UW-Madison Graduate School.

The selection process will begin on September 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. We will not be able to respond to queries about the status of applications, but general questions about the Forest and Wildlife Ecology graduate program can be directed to Emily Laabs ( ), our Graduate Student Services Coordinator.

If you experience problems while filling out the application, please email Burcu Lacin Alas ( ). The Pauli Lab believes that a diverse team will enable a broader perspective and enhance creativity, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and otherwise underrepresented candidates.

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