Grad Asst at Colorado State U

 Graduate research assistantship at Colorado State University

We have an opening for a graduate student seeking a Ph.D. in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at Colorado State University starting in January 2013. The successful applicant will:
1) develop sampling and analysis procedures for ground-based estimates of ungulate population size in conservation areas; 2) develop methods for estimating the e ffects of boundary harvest on survival of animals within conservation areas, and 3) model cross boundary movement of ungulates using telemetry data. The position is fully funded by the National Park Service. An annul stipend, full tuition waiver, and expenses for field work will be provided. Requirements include a master's degree in ecology, wildlife biology, statistics or related field. Strong quantitative skills are required. Training in maximum likelihood and / or Bayesian methods for parameter estimation and GIS skills are desirable. There will be an opportunity to do a preliminary interview at the Annual Meeting of the Wildlife Society in Portland Oregon (October 16-18, 2012). To apply, send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, GRE scores, master's degree transcripts, and a writing sample (manuscript, report, etc) to U.S. citizenship is not required, but only U.S.
citizens will be eligible for a full tuition waiver.