PhD Assistantship Cheetah Ecology and Restoration (MS required)

Might be of interest to someone a few years out, with an MS.

FW by Andy Wilson
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The Wildlife Ecology and Restoration Lab at Clemson University is currently looking to fill a PhD position on the ecology and restoration of cheetahs. Specifically, the identified student will investigate the ecological and management factors that contribute to successful reintroduction and management of cheetahs in parks and reserves in South Africa. In addition, it is expected that the student will identify additional lines of investigation into cheetah ecology. Accordingly, we are looking for a PhD student who has both a strong background in ecology, and interest in applied wildlife conservation.

Applicants must possess (or expect to possess by start date) an MS degree in wildlife biology, ecology or related field. Applicants should also have an interest in working with relatively large existing dataset and conducting field work in South Africa. This will include collaborating with reserve biologists, technicians, and researchers at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Priority will be given to applicants with advanced writing and quantitative skill sets that are evidenced by past peer-reviewed publications.
Funding for the salary of the PhD student is secured for 4 years through a combination of research and teaching assistantships, with the expectation that the student will work with advisors to help draft grants to fund portions of field work.

To apply, please email a single pdf with the subject line “Cheetah PhD Assistantship” containing (1) a cover letter outlining your interests, experience, and contact information, (2) a resume or CV, (3) GRE scores, (4) undergraduate/graduate transcripts, and (5) contact information for 3 references to Dr. David Jachowski at djachow@clemson.edu. Applications will be accepted until October 2, with the expectation of the student starting at Clemson in January 2016.

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