PhD Graduate Assistantship Announcement – Department of Animal and Range Sciences, New Mexico State University, and USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range

PhD Graduate Assistantship Announcement

Department of Animal and Range Sciences, New Mexico State University, and USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range

A Graduate Research Assistantship (PhD) to study impacts of Criollo cattle grazing patterns on Chihuahuan Desert ecosystems is currently available. We are seeking to attract a highly motivated individual interested in studying habitat selection and movement ecology of livestock. Applicants must have earned a Master of Science degree in Rangeland Ecology, Animal Science (livestock behavior), Wildlife Science, Ecology, or a related discipline with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Outstanding writing skills and knowledge of GPS/GIS are required. Spatial data analysis skills and proven ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals are highly desirable.
Preferred starting date is August 1, 2014 but is negotiable. The assistantship includes an annual salary of US$ 22,220.00, waiver of out-of-state tuition, health insurance benefit program, and the possibility of obtaining a tuition fellowship (waiver) from the Graduate School at New Mexico State University for highly qualified individuals. Interested applicants are encouraged to send: 1) a letter stating interests and goals; 2) a current CV; 3) unofficial copies of transcripts and GRE scores (if available); and 4) contact information for 3 references.
Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2014 or until suitable candidate is found. Please send application materials via email to Dr. Rick Estell (estell@nmsu.edu) or Dr. Andres Cibils (acibils@nmsu.edu).

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