A graduate assistantship in population ecology is available starting Fall semester, 2012, to work on our NSF-funded project on "Demographic heterogeneity in landscapes and communities." Applicants to both Ph.D. and M.S. programs will be considered, but preference will be given to the former. The position is fully funded for 2 years. Beyond that time, there are normally a substantial number of teaching assistantships available in our department for well-qualified students.
We seek a motivated student to work on data analysis and demographic models of population growth and its components, using data from the long-term study of Florida scrub-jays at Archbold Biological Station (ABS). The graduate student will play a central role in developing and maintaining a database for use in the research, and in the development, coding, and evaluation of models for the population dynamics of this species, as well as in statistical analyses of the data. The student will also interact with collaborating scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and ABS. This is an unusual opportunity to dissect some major components of dynamics of a natural population.
Qualifications: Applicants must exceed the requirements for admission to our graduate program. Quantitative skills and a background in population biology are important.
Salary & benefits: A stipend of $22,000 per calendar year, medical insurance per the University's contract with the graduate student union, and full coverage of tuition (does not include fees).
To apply: For initial application, send CV and GRE scores to Gordon Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org). Advance informal inquiries are strongly encouraged. You must also complete the application to our graduate program.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin February 1, 2012.
Dr. Gordon A. Fox