Title: Ph.D. Student in Evolutionary Ecology
Salary Range: Not Known
Consideration Date: September 30, 2017
The Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program (SHARP) are accepting applications for Ph.D. Student in Evolutionary Ecology. (SHARP) is looking for a Ph.D. student in evolutionary ecology to start January 2018. The successful candidate will supervise field crews across the Northeast US (Maine to Virginia) and assess variation in the demographic rates of tidal marsh sparrows with respect to marsh restoration and various environmental gradients. The successful applicant will have extensive mist-netting experience (previous time as a federal banding subpermittee strongly preferred) and the demonstrated ability to supervise technicians in the field.
The Saltmarsh Habitat & Avian Research Program (SHARP) was founded by a group of academic, governmental, and non-profit collaborators to provide critical information for the conservation of tidal marsh birds. Our goal is to provide information for all the New England and Mid-Atlantic states to protect areas that are important for the long-term conservation of tidal marsh birds.
Please see the basic entry requirements below:
- The applicant will have extensive mist-netting experience (previous time as a federal banding subpermittee strongly preferred).
- Strong organizational skills, intellectual curiosity, and an undying love (or at least tolerance) of mud, bugs, and the soul-cleansing fires of fieldwork are a must.
- The ability to work well with a large variety of biological professionals at wildlife refuges, state and federal agencies, and universities are also necessary.
- An M.S. in a related field is preferred, but qualified candidates with extensive experience will be considered regardless.
- Previous training in molecular methods or an interest in learning about ecological genomics and applying it to field-relevant questions is also encouraged.
- Applicants must demonstrate the ability to supervise technicians in the field.
How to Apply:
You will be required to submit the following:
- A cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- The contact information for at least three references
To be applying for this job position applicant must email all documents to brian.olsen-at-maine.edu with “Evolutionary Ecology Student Search” as the subject line.