Positions Available

Ph.D. Position in small mammal personality and seed dispersal, University of Maine, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology

A Ph.D. position is available to work in Alessio Mortelliti’s lab (alessiomortelliti.weebly.com), focusing on the interaction between individual personality, seed dispersal, and land-use change. The Ph.D. student will design and implement a series of experiments to study seed dispersal and personality in the context of a large scale capture-mark-recapture study. An example of the type of experiments we are conducting is available here: Brehm et al. 2019 Ecology Letters 22: 1387–1395.

The ideal candidate would have a strong passion for fieldwork as well as strong quantitative and writing skills. Previous experience working with small mammals is not mandatory. The position is at the University of Maine flagship institution in Orono, with an active and diverse wildlife graduate department. It includes a stipend (through RA and TA), a full tuition waiver, and 50% of the health insurance. Expected start of the position: June 2020.

Informal inquiries are welcome. To apply, please send (as one single PDF file):

1) a statement describing research experience and career goals, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) an unofficial transcript (undergraduate and MS), 4) GRE scores (if available) to:

Dr. Alessio Mortelliti (alessio.mortelliti@maine.edu)

Application review will begin on October 27, 2019.