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Ph.D. position in Giant Panda Ecology and Management Multiple States 6/20/2018 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Job Description:

POSITION:       Ph.D. position in Giant Panda Ecology and Management

 

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in collaboration with Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications at the PhD student rank. 

 

LOCATION:      This position is on the MSU campus, located in Starkville, Mississippi.  A description of the two departments can be found at http://www.biochemistry.msstate.edu/   http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/wildlife

 

STARTING:       As soon as available or as negotiated.

REVIEW:          Begins July 1st; will continue until filled.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  We seek students interested in obtaining a PhD degree specializing in remote sensing of wildlife populations using novel spectroscopic technologies to answer questions related to giant panda demographics. Specifically, the research will combine a mix of observational and experimental approaches focused on advances in near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) to study the status and trends of giant panda populations in the wild.  A working knowledge of giant panda ecology is not required; although a passion for doing a project with ursids is important.   The primary responsibilities of this position will be collecting and analyzing giant panda fecal collections from the field and captive facilities for analyzing demographic parameters estimated from spatial and non-spatial open population capture-recapture models.  A significant portion of the work will be in the laboratory analyzing samples that were collected from the field or captive facilities and analyzing them with multivariate analysis for model calibration and prediction.  The successful applicant will also acquire experience and skill sets necessary for teaching in formal and informal scenarios.

 

We encourage applicants to apply that have acquired experience in field and lab work through internships or job familiarity.  Additional responsibilities may include working with research animal collections; mentoring of interns and undergraduate students; providing assistance to senior scientists, research associates, and/or post-doctoral fellows; compiling and maintaining complete and accurate research records through database entry, design and data management including statistical analysis; producing periodic progress reports and financial statements on the research program; interface with other staff members and Zoo professionals around the country and in China; present research findings both nationally or internationally; perform other related duties as assigned to support the MSU biophotonic lab’s mission in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the program.  Students accepted into the program will likely be required to work some in China (including the field in challenging environments) as well as at partner institutions (e.g. zoos).

 

QUALIFICATIONS: An M.S. degree in Biology, Animal Science, Wildlife/Fisheries, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or similarly related field is required. PhD applicants should have acquired internship or job experience that qualifies as having obtained working lab familiarity.  Individuals with a DVM wishing to obtain a graduate degree in research are also encouraged to apply. The project is a 3-3.5 year position supported in part by the U.S. Forest Service International Programs Office and MSU.

 

 

SALARY:           Annual $23,500 + tuition waiver for PhD

                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLY:             Applications should be submitted electronically to Dr. Carrie Vance at the address below.  Send unofficial college transcripts, curriculum vitae, and cover letter of intent with three potential references to contact:

 

Carrie Vance, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

             Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mississippi State, MS 39762

ckv7@msstate.edu

 

For more information, email at: ckv7@msstate.edu

 

Mississippi State University is an AA/EEO employer  

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

Required Education:

An
M.S. degree in Biology, Animal Science, Wildlife/Fisheries,
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or similarly related field is required. PhD
applicants should have acquired internship or job experience that qualifies as
having obtained working lab familiarity. 
Individuals with a DVM wishing to obtain a graduate degree in research
are also encouraged to apply. The project is a 3-3.5 year position supported in
part by the U.S. Forest Service International Programs Office and MSU.
    




Required Experience:

An
M.S. degree in Biology, Animal Science, Wildlife/Fisheries,
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or similarly related field is required. PhD
applicants should have acquired internship or job experience that qualifies as
having obtained working lab familiarity. 
Individuals with a DVM wishing to obtain a graduate degree in research
are also encouraged to apply.
    

Skills:


We encourage applicants to apply that have acquired experience
in field and lab work through internships or job familiarity.  Additional responsibilities may include working
with research animal collections; mentoring of interns and undergraduate
students; providing assistance to senior scientists, research associates,
and/or post-doctoral fellows; compiling and maintaining complete and accurate
research records through database entry, design and data management including
statistical analysis; producing periodic progress reports and financial
statements on the research program; interface with other staff members and Zoo
professionals around the country and in China; present research findings both
nationally or internationally; perform other related duties as assigned to
support the MSU biophotonic lab’s mission in order to achieve the goals and
objectives of the program.  Students
accepted into the program will likely be required to work some in China
(including the field in challenging environments) as well as at partner
institutions (e.g. zoos).

Salary:

Annual
$23,500 + tuition waiver
    


Apply By:7/20/2018

Email:ckv7@msstate.edu

Mailing:

Assistant
Research Professor


             Department of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology


Mississippi
State, MS 39762



ckv7@msstate.edu


Posted By: Andy Kouba

Master's Research Assistantship Mississippi 3/13/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Position Description: A Master’s level Research Assistantship in human dimensions of natural resources is available at Mississippi State University in the Department of Forestry. The research assistant will focus his or her work on a region-wide analysis of the impacts of municipal landscape and tree ordinances.

Qualifications: An undergraduate degree in forestry or a closely related field. A 3.50 GPA and English proficiency are desirable. A minimum TOFEL score of 80 is required.

Salary and Benefits: The Master’s Assistantship includes an annual stipend of $15,000 and a full waiver of the assessed tuition and required fees, and health insurance coverage.

Application: Assistantships are available starting Fall semester 2018 (August 22). Inquiries about this position are welcome. To apply informally, send a letter of interest, undergraduate transcripts, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references with contact information by email to:

Dr. Jason S. Gordon
Assistant Extension Professor
Box 9681
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State University, MS 39762
Email: jg966@msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325 8851

Dr. Donald L. Grebner
George L. Switzer Professor
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State University
Box 9681
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Email: Don.Grebner@msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-0928

For information about the College of Forest Resources, visit www.cfr.msstate.edu. For formal application procedures and forms, visit the Office of the Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu).


Apply By:8/1/2018


Posted By: KBrasher