The selected candidate will pursue studies in tropical freshwater ecology in southern Mexico or Central America that will broadly focus on one of two major research themes: 1) comparative urban stream ecology or 2) tropical freshwater fisheries ecology. Proposed projects integrating both themes are especially encouraged. The ideal candidate will enter the PhD program in Integrative Conservation (ICON) and pursue an interdisciplinary research program. Applicants must meet the entrance requirements for the Odum School (http://www.ecology.uga.edu/degreeList.php).
Additional required qualifications:
- BA or BS in biology, environmental science or related field
- MS in ecology or similar field OR 2+ years experience working in developing countries (e.g., Peace Corps experience)
- Evidence of experience completing successful independent research projects
- Some ability to speak Spanish (applicants wanting to work with small-scale fisheries must be advanced Spanish speakers to be able to communicate with fishers)
- Desire to work within interdisciplinary teams and to live abroad for extended periods (3+ months per year) of time
- MS in ecology or similar field AND 2+ years experience working in developing countries
- Experience working and living in Latin America
- Advanced Spanish-speaking skills
If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Krista Capps (kcapps (at) uga.edu). If interested in the position, please send (1) a two paragraph description of your research interests and relevant work/educational experience, (2) curriculum vitae or resume, (3) university transcripts, and (4) GRE (and TOEFL if applicable) scores (unofficial copies are acceptable).