Applications are invited for a M.S. or Ph.D. student assistantship at the Appalachian Laboratory (AL) of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). We seek a highly motivated student to join our research into the migration pathways and population dynamics of migratory bat species experiencing mortality at wind-energy facilities in North America. The position is based at the AL in Frostburg, Maryland, working with Drs. David Nelson (stable isotope ecology), Matt Fitzpatrick (geospatial modeling), and Ed Gates (bat biology). The student would also have opportunity to interact with Dr. Stephen Keller at the University of Vermont (population genetics). A M.S. student would matriculate through the Biology Department at Frostburg State University or the Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Sciences Program (MEES) at the University of Maryland, College Park. A Ph.D. student would matriculate through the MEES program.
For more information, please contact David Nelson ([log in to unmask]). To apply, please email a single PDF containing a statement of interest, CV (including GPA and GRE scores), and contact information for three references to [log in to unmask] Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2014 until the position is filled. The position is available as early as the spring semester of 2015, but will be filled no later than fall 2015. Outstanding Ph.D. applicants are encouraged to apply for an UMCES Presidential Fellowship (http://www.umces.edu/education/graduate/fellowships), which provides three years of stipend, health benefits, and tuition remission.
UMCES is an AA/EOE. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
David Nelson, Assistant Professor
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
301 Braddock Rd.
Frostburg, MD 21532
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