The Aeroecology Program at the University of Delaware has available a two-year M.S. graduate research assistant position in Wildlife Ecology to begin spring semester 2014 (February 2014). However, we’d like to hire the candidate to begin work in October or ASAP as a technician for $11.75/hr until the spring semester. The position is to help conduct a study in collaboration with the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, MD to use weather radar observations to assess the response of migrating landbirds to Hurricane Sandy and to possible storm damage to stopover habitats. The candidate will be expected to develop a thesis project within the purview of the current study objectives. Experience with GIS, R statistics software, weather radars, and landbird migration biology is preferred. This position will involve little, if any, field work. Strong quantitative skills and a strong work ethic are essential. Salary is $22,424/year plus tuition waiver and reduced-cost health care benefits.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send application materials (resume, copies of transcripts, GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references) to Dr. Jeffrey Buler (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, 250 Townsend Hall, Newark, DE 19716. -