Positions in ECO
Faculty and Staff:
Managing Director, Massachusetts Energy Extension Initiative
Review of applications: July 1, 2015
Preferred start date: 9/1/15
MS student position in floodplain ecology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
We are seeking a motivated graduate student to carry out the ecological component of an interdisciplinary project on reconnecting floodplains and restoring green space as a management strategy to minimize flood risk and increase resilience in the context of climate and landscape change. The student, working with a team of hydrologists, geomorphologists, ecologists and practitioners will conduct research using a combination of existing data and new field studies, on the habitat value of intact, connected floodplains for a range of at-risk species in the Connecticut River basin of central and southern New England. An undergraduate degree in ecology or a related discipline is required, and demonstration of strong quantitative skills and experience is a plus. Funding for the position is provided by the US Department of Interior Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC) at the University of Massachusetts, and the successful candidate will be part of a large and dynamic group of graduate student and postdoctoral researchers at the Center and within the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The student will also work closely with the Connecticut River Program at The Nature Conservancy in their efforts to develop basin-wide conservation strategies. Interested applicants will provide a letter of interest, current c.v. (including GRE scores), and the names and contact information of three references. Applications and requests for additional information about the position should be directed to Dr. Christian Marks (firstname.lastname@example.org). Position is open until filled; reviews of applications will begin June 1, 2015.
Updated: May 27, 2015