M.S. Research Assistantship in Barred Owl Ecology: Clemson University

The Barrett Lab in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson University is accepting applications from prospective MS students. The selected candidate will begin in either summer or fall 2017. The student will work on a fully-funded project designed to understand the influences of urbanization on barred owls in the upstate of South Carolina and human perceptions of wildlife at the urban-rural interface. Drs. Rob Baldwin (Chair, Lloyd-SmartState Endowment in Urban Ecology and Restoration) and Pat Jodice (Unit Leader, USGS South Carolina Cooperative Research Unit) are project collaborators.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will be motivated and have a proven ability to generate high-quality work in an unsupervised environment. S/he should have excellent writing and communication skills and an interest in working cooperatively. Previous experience with field work is required and we are particularly interested in applicants with experience trapping and handling owls or other birds of prey. Minimum academic requirements are a BS degree in wildlife, biology, or related field, a 3.0 GPA, and a combined verbal + quantitative GRE score of 310.

To apply please submit (1) a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your qualifications, and (2) a CV. Please be sure to include your GPA (undergrad and graduate), GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references somewhere within your CV. Documents should be submitted via email to rbarre2@clemson.edu as a single PDF file with the subject heading =93owl MS application=94. Applications must be received by March 20, 2017 to receive full consideration.

Additional information about the Barrett Lab at Clemson can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/clemsonbarrettlab/. Clemson University is ranked nationally as a top-25 public university. Clemson is situated in the Piedmont of South Carolina, and offers easy access to many outdoor recreational opportunities. Please visit the University=92s website (www.clemson.edu) for more information. Clemson University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran=92s status, genetic information or protected activity (e.g., opposition to prohibited discrimination or participation in any complaint process, etc.) in employment, educational programs and activities, admissions and financial aid.  This includes a prohibition against sexual harassment and sexual violence as mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.