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College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1142
Moscow, ID 83844-1142

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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Open RA and TA Positions

Open Teaching Assistantships

Each semester the College of Natural Resources has several teaching assistantships available for meritorious graduate students. Some of these teaching assistantships include a waiver of resident tuition and fees. If you are interested in potentially becoming a teaching assistant please discuss this option with your intended graduate advisor. 

Open Research Assistantships

Spring and Fall 2018:

The Policy Analysis Group at the University of Idaho is accepting applications for potential PhD and MS research assistantships. We are looking for highly qualified candidates committed to pursuing graduate degrees focused on policy analysis and economic applications in natural resources. Potential topics vary and may include evaluation of state wildfire funding mechanisms and policy responses; modeling forest product sector markets; modeling the economic contribution of natural resources to state economies; understanding the impacts of drought, wildfire, and other disturbances on communities and corresponding policy responses. For more information contact Dr. Dennis Becker or Dr. Greg Latta.

I am seeking an outstanding PhD student to help lead an NSF-funded study of the behavioral and physiological ecology of three species of antelope (bushbuck, nyala, and kudu) in central Mozambique. The student will be part of collaborative team that includes faculty, students, researchers, and managers from the University of Idaho, Princeton University, and Gorongosa National Park. The overarching goal of the project is to shed new light on the mechanisms that govern animal behavior and population dynamics in heterogeneous landscapes by answering three main questions: (1) How does the spatial distribution of resources affect behavioral decisions made by large herbivores of different body sizes, and how does climatic variation influence the scaling of behavior with body size across species? (2) To what degree is behavioral variation state-dependent within the constraints imposed by body size, and how does the influence of physiological condition on behavior scale with body size? (3) How does the spatial distribution of resources interact with both interspecific (mediated by body size) and intraspecific (mediated by physiological condition) variation in behavior to influence survival and reproductive success, and thereby individual fitness and population dynamics, of large herbivores? Research will include capture and handling of all three species of antelope, experimental manipulation of resource distributions, analysis of diet composition and quality, and both statistical and GIS-based analyses of movement and space use. The student should have demonstrated capability for conducting intensive field work in challenging conditions. In addition, preference will be given to applicants with (1) A MS degree (or equivalent research experience) in ecology, wildlife biology, conservation biology, or a related discipline, (2) previous field experience in wildlife ecology and with the chemical immobilization of mammals, (3) strong quantitative and GIS skills, (4) strong written and oral communication skills, evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations, and (5) a demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a collaborative team.

The student will receive a graduate research assistantship that includes an annual salary of $20,831, tuition, and health insurance benefits for the first three years of the project. The position will be housed in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences at the University of Idaho, and the student will be advised by Dr. Ryan Long. Ideally the successful applicant will begin by January, 2018, but later start dates will be considered for the right candidate.

To apply please send in a single pdf, 1) a cover letter outlining your interests, experience, and career goals, 2) a CV, 3) GRE scores, 4) transcripts (unofficial are ok), and 5) contact information for three references to Dr. Ryan Long via email (preferred) at ralong@uidaho.edu. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable applicant is found.

I am seeking an outstanding PhD student to help lead a study of the nutritional underpinnings of movement and demography of bighorn sheep in Idaho. The student will be part of collaborative team that includes faculty, students, and post-docs from the University of Idaho, and researchers, biologists, and managers from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The overarching goal of the project is to understand whether and how patterns of movement and mortality (particularly lamb mortality) among and within several populations of bighorn sheep throughout Idaho are mediated by nutrition. The student should be prepared for intensive field work in rugged and remote areas, often in adverse conditions. Research will include the capture and handling of bighorn sheep from at least two different populations, intensive vegetation sampling to characterize the nutritional landscape available to sheep, and both statistical and simulation-based modeling of sheep movements using large location datasets obtained from GPS collars. Preference will be given to applicants with (1) A MS degree (or equivalent research experience) in ecology, wildlife biology, conservation biology, or a related discipline, (2) previous field experience in wildlife ecology, (3) strong quantitative and GIS skills, (4) strong written and oral communication skills, evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations, and (5) a demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a collaborative team.

The student will receive a graduate research assistantship that includes an annual salary of $20,831, tuition, and health insurance benefits for the first two and half years of the project, and will be supported on a teaching assistantship for the remaining year and a half. The position will be housed in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences at the University of Idaho, and the student will be advised by Dr. Ryan Long. Ideally the successful applicant will begin by January, 2018, but later start dates will be considered for the right candidate.

To apply please send in a single pdf, 1) a cover letter outlining your interests, experience, and career goals, 2) a CV, 3) GRE scores, 4) transcripts (unofficial are ok), and 5) contact information for three references to Dr. Ryan Long via email (preferred) at ralong@uidaho.edu. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable applicant is found.

If your appointment as a teaching assistant, research assistant, or a combination equals 20 hours a week then the current policy of the University of Idaho is to waive non-resident tuition and fees. However, prior to accepting any offer we encourage to check with your intended graduate advisor as to what tuition or additional fees you may be responsible for. 

Contact

College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1142
Moscow, ID 83844-1142

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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