Graduate Research Assistantship for Endangered Species Conservation and Recovery — Illinois
Recruiting a MS-level graduate student (M.S. in Environmental Science) to participate in an on-going research project on Franklin’s ground squirrel (Poliocitellus franklinii), a state-threatened species in Illinois. The graduate research assistantship should be available for two years with a January 7, 2013 start date. The assistantship will provide tuition and service fee waiver, a stipend for the spring and fall semesters, summer salary, and research support.
The selected student will be able to pursue a thesis topic related to habitat management or habitat connectivity for Franklin’s ground squirrel. The student must have a strong work ethic, leadership skills, keen attention to detail, ability to follow directions, and ability to supervise a field crew of undergraduate research assistants during the field seasons. Applicants should have a background in ecology or environmental science. Experience or coursework in GIS and/or GPS is highly desirable. Experience with wildlife trapping, handling, and PIT-tagging would be plus.
Interested students should email the following to Dr. Tih-Fen Ting at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
- Cover letter addressing background, qualifications, and research interest.
- Resume, including contact information for three references.
- Transcripts (unofficial or scanned copy acceptable).
Suitable candidates will also be encouraged to submit a formal application to the graduate research assistantship program. Please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com if you have questions.
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies
University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield, IL 62703