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  • MSc Position on Winter Climate Change and Phenotypic Mismatch

    • Employer: University of Wisconsin-Madison
      Location: Madison, Wisconsin
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/01/2020
      Open Until Filled: No

    We are seeking an outstanding student to advance our long-term research program studying a community of Wisconsin vertebrates to study the impacts of climate change on winter specialists – snowshoe hares and ruffed grouse. The student’s thesis will involve collecting data in the field and from museums and analyzing photographs and demographic datasets. The assistantship will begin in the fall of 2020. The student will be advised by Dr. Jonathan Pauli (http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/pauli/) and Dr Benjamin Zuckerberg (http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/zuckerberg/). The project includes an annual stipend, plus tuition remission and health care benefits.

    Applicants must have a BS degree in biology, ecology, forestry, wildlife, or other related discipline. A working knowledge of population ecology and statistics are sought, and field experience in capturing, handling and processing birds is required. Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills are essential.

    UW-Madison has a long history of excellence in ecology, conservation biology, and population genetics. The university ranks consistently among the top research universities in the United States. Total student enrollment is 43,000 of which approximately 12,000 are graduate and professional students, and there are over 2,000 faculty. The city of Madison ranks as one of the most attractive places in the U.S. to live and work. For information about campus and city, please see http://www.wisc.edu/about/.

    To apply, please submit your application here:


    Please note that submitting an application includes filling out a small survey (< 15 minutes), uploading a cover letter summarizing research interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts or summary of relevant coursework (both undergraduate and graduate).

    Review of applicants will begin immediately, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications received by February 1st, 2020 guaranteed full consideration. Finalists will be notified by and instructed to submit a formal application, including reference letters, to the UW-Madison Graduate School. We will not be able to respond to queries about the status of applications, but general questions about the Wildlife Ecology graduate program can be directly to the Forest and Wildlife Ecology Student Services Coordinator.

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. The position is open to both US citizen and international candidates. Contact and program information is available on the UW-Madison Forest & Wildlife Ecology website: https://forestandwildlifeecology.wisc.edu/academics/21417982244_4e0823cb05_k/

    If you have problems filling out the application please email Preston Thompson at pthompson6@wisc.edu.

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