Open position:Ph.D. Position on American marten response to silviculture (UW-Madison)
Applications are invited for a Ph.D. position in the Pauli Lab in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We are seeking an outstanding Ph.D. student to lead an exciting experimental assessment on the effects of silvicultural treatments on American marten ecology and regional recovery. The students dissertation will involve working on both control and treatment sites in a before-after design to: (1) non invasively monitoring of American marten populations to assess distribution, population size and vital rates; (2) live-capture individual martens to deploy GPS collars for habitat, space use and movement data and (3) work with project collaborators, including Ojibwe tribes, to improve conservation and develop cross-cultural management for this state endangered species.
The student would be enrolled in the Wildlife Ecology Ph.D. program housed in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison but will work closely with collaborators at the US Forest Service, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. The position will begin in the spring semester of 2024. Applicants must have a MS degree in ecology, wildlife, conservation, or other related discipline. We will only consider applicants with a BS degree if they have
proven relevant experience. A solid working knowledge of mammalian ecology, field work, and statistics are required. The preferred candidate will also have previous experience capturing and handling mammals and collaborating with natural resource agencies. Prior publication experience is preferred. Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills are essential.. Review of applicants will begin on September 1, 2023, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
To apply, please fill out a short survey (<15 minutes) and upload a cover letter summarizing research interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts or summary of relevant coursework (both undergraduate and graduate) at the following site: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bqIju9zpXmCysx8. After reviewing all applicants, we will ask for reference letters from top candidates. Finalists will be notified and instructed to submit a formal application, including reference letters, to the UW-Madison Graduate School.
The selection process will begin on September 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. We will not be able to respond to queries about the status of applications, but general questions about the Forest and Wildlife Ecology graduate program can be directed to Emily Laabs (firstname.lastname@example.org), our Graduate Student Services Coordinator. If you experience problems while filling out the application, please email Burcu Lacin Alas (email@example.com).