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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Andres Cibils (email@example.com).