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Graduate Research Assistant

Missouri S&T Rolla, Missouri
Deadline 01/01/2019
Job Type Student / postdoc

A graduate research assistantship is available for January 2019 (or, Summer 2019) in the Department of Biological Sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology, working at the Ozark Research Field Station. We are seeking a student to conduct ecological or natural resources research within the George Bohigian Conservation Area. Particular areas of interest include forest ecology, forest entomology, insect ecology, fire ecology, prescribed burning, and human dimensions of natural resources. 

Necessary qualifications include completion of the GRE and a bachelor’s degree in a related field, or sufficient coursework in a related field.  In addition, preferred qualifications include experience in plant identification or taxonomy, forestry, and/or insect identification or survey techniques. 

Rolla, Missouri is a town of approximately 20,000 people nestled in the heart of Missouri, at the northern end of the Ozark ecoregion.  The town has a diverse population, four beautiful seasons, and bountiful recreational opportunities.  Missouri University of Science and Technology is a a top research and innovation university. Founded in 1870, it was one of the first technological institutions west of the Mississippi River.  The university is committed to discovery, creativity and innovation to equip and inspire today’s students to meet tomorrow’s great global challenges.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send a cover letter (including a brief paragraph on potential projects) and C.V. to Dr. Robin Verble, Director of the Ozark Research Field Station, at verbler@mst.edu. Full applications will be requested from qualified applicants and will require additional information. 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.