The University of Miami is seeking a motivated individual for a PhD position in ecology and management of marine turtle populations. This project is a collaborative effort between ecologists and fishery scientists at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami and NOAA Southeast Fishery Science Center, both located in Miami, Florida. The successful applicant will develop a research project that addresses questions related to applied spatial ecology, population biology and stock assessment, and design of management strategies for marine turtles. This project does not involve field work. Applicants should be keenly interested in statistical analysis, computer programming, and mathematical modeling. The successful applicant will have direct collaborations with faculty and government research scientists and will gain practical experience in the application of scientific principles to challenges facing resource managers.
Interested individuals should contact Dr. Beth Babcock (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Bill Harford (email@example.com) as soon as possible and include their resume and a brief statement of interest. The successful applicant will join the Department of Marine Biology and Ecology, RSMAS with a target start date of August 2018. This position includes a Graduate Research Assistantship of $29,724, full tuition coverage, and health insurance.
To ensure a start date of August 2018, the deadline for graduate school applications to the University of Miami, RSMAS is January 1, 2018. Application information: http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/academics/graduate-programs/prospective-students/application-instructions/