Graduate Assistantship: Bat Conservation/Ecology/Genomics

Applications are invited for a M.S. or Ph.D. student assistantship at the Appalachian Laboratory (AL) of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). We seek a highly motivated student to join our research into the migration patterns and population dynamics of migratory bat species experiencing mortality at wind-energy facilities in North America. The position is based at the AL in Frostburg, Maryland, working with Drs. Paul Gugger (population genomics), David Nelson (stable isotope ecology), and Ed Gates (bat biology). There will also be opportunities for interaction with collaborators at Ohio State University. A M.S. student would matriculate through the Biology Department at Frostburg State University. A Ph.D. student would matriculate through the MEES program.

For more information, please contact Paul Gugger ( To apply, please email a single PDF containing a statement of interest, CV (including GPA and GRE scores), and contact information for three references to Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2017 until the position is filled. The position is available to start in the fall semester of 2018. Outstanding Ph.D. applicants are encouraged to apply for an UMCES Presidential Fellowship (, which provides up to three years of stipend, health benefits, and tuition remission.

UMCES is an AA/EOE. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.