MS Assistantship – Pheasant toxicology: South Dakota
South Dakota State University
Brookings, South Dakota
Approximately $18,400 stipend per year plus 2/3rd tuition waiver.
Last Date to Apply
The Department of Natural Resource Management at South Dakota State University (SDSU) invites applications for a MS Assistantship evaluating the effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on ring-necked pheasants. The graduate student will work in a captive setting at the Wildlife and Fisheries Research Facility at SDSU. Work will include determining adult survival and body condition for ring-necked pheasants exposed to neonicotinoid insecticides. Additionally, the student will determine the effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on reproduction of ring-necked pheasants by evaluating reproductive-related variables (i.e., egg biometry, fecundation and hatching rates, and chick survival and growth rates). The project is funded for 3 years.
Academic requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, strong GRE scores, and GPA above 3.0. Candidates with hands-on experience working with game birds are preferred. Candidates must have a strong work ethic and be able to physically endure the demands of field work in extreme weather conditions that can range from very hot to extreme cold. Candidates must have the ability to work independently and contribute to management, research, and academic teams.
To Apply: Please forward a cover letter, CV, a copy of transcripts (unofficial), GRE scores, and 2 letters of reference to Dr. Troy W. Grovenburg at firstname.lastname@example.org