Successful applicants will join an active lab at Florida Atlantic
University (FAU) conducting research on wetland birds and the aquatic
ecosystems that support them.Â The student will become part of a team
conducting field studies on Lake Okeechobee that address questions
related to wading bird breeding biology and behavior, foraging ecology,
habitat selection, wetland drivers of prey communities, and the
responses of birds and aquatic fauna to water management (see lab web
page for details http://cescos.fau.edu/gawliklab/).Â In the course of
conducting research the student will be exposed to the process of using
science to guide one of the nationâ€™s most comprehensive wetland
ecosystem restoration projects.
The successful candidate will be hired as a Research Associate in Feb
2018.Â Conditional on acceptance to the MS degree program in
Environmental Science (http://science.fau.edu/envirosci/;
candidate will transition to graduate student status in Aug 2018.
Students are supported primarily with externally-funded Research
Assistantships at $12,848/year with a tuition waiver.
Applicants should have experience in avian ecology, wetlands, or
wildlife science, possess a good analytical mind, a strong sense of
curiosity, and a demonstrated ability to work well in teams.Â The
position is based on FAUâ€™s main campus in Boca Raton, Florida. Boca
Raton is located between the Everglades and an extensive coral reef
tract, two of Floridaâ€™s most unique natural features.Â FAU has over
30,000 students and a Carnegie Classification of High Research Activity.
Applicants should send as a single pdf, a letter of interest indicating
their specific research interests and qualifications, CV, transcripts,
GRE scores (unofficial copies will suffice), and the names and contact
information for 3 references to Dale Gawlik at firstname.lastname@example.org
(561-297-3333) by 3 Dec 2017.
Dr. Dale E. Gawlik, Director
Environmental Science Program
Professor of Biological Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991