The Rowe Lab at the University of New Hampshire is seeking a highly-motivated M.S. student interested in the population and community dynamics of small mammals. The student will be contributing to an ongoing field study on resource use and density dynamics at the Bartlett Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, but will also be encouraged to develop a unique project that interests the student and coincides with the theme of the Rowe Lab. The student will develop leadership skills by overseeing a team of undergraduate researchers during the summer field season and may have the opportunity to mentor undergraduates during the school year. The student will be expected to present results at scientific conferences and to agency personnel, and will lead publications that emerge from this research.
This is an intensive field project and will require long hours outside being physically active and mentally alert.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a pertinent discipline and can begin field work in late May 2018. Previous experience conducting field work is required and familiarity with live-trapping small mammals is preferred. Applicants should be able to work both independently and cooperatively with other members of the lab. Strong communication and writing skills are desired.
Stipend, health insurance, and a tuition waiver will be provided for two years through a Teaching Assistantship.
Interested individuals should email Rebecca Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> in advance of applying to the program. Please attach a single pdf file that includes a brief description of your background and research interests, a CV (including GPA, and GRE scores), and the names and contact information for three professional references. Additional information about the Rowe Lab can be found at: http://www.unh.edu/rowe_lab/.
Formal application review will begin January 15th. Application materials can be found at: http://www.gradschool.unh.edu/apply.php. Visit https://colsa.unh.edu/nren for information on the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, and https://colsa.unh.edu/nren/natural-resources/natural-resources-ms for information about the Natural Resources MS program with a specialization in Wildlife and Conservation Biology.