Graduate Assistant – Funded Master’s in Behavioral Endocrinology

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP (MA in Anthropology or MSc in Biology) – at Boise State University. A position is available for a motivated graduate student to study ecosystem services of recreation on public lands – specifically analyzing human endocrinological responses to outdoor recreation. The focus of this research will be on human behavior and modeling natural systems’ impacts on humans. This position is ideal for a student with interests in anthropogenic landscapes, integrating modeling with quantitative and qualitative data, behavioral endocrinology, and impacts of wildlife and public lands on human well-being. The student will be expected to collect data and samples from recreationists and incorporate findings into agent-based models. The student will be co-advised by faculty in biological sciences and anthropology, and will be able to choose which degree program they want to graduate from. The position starts Fall 2016. The Biology and Anthropology Master’s Programs at BSU are well-supported programs and our alumni work in a variety of agency, non-profit, and academic settings. The student will receive a 12 month stipend (~$22,000) and a tuition/fees waiver for two years. Upon degree completion the applicant may have the option to transition to the PhD program at BSU in Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior. To Apply: send via email in a single file attachment (include your last name in the file name): a letter of interest that includes research interests and career goals, resume with the names and contacts for 3 references, copies of transcripts (unofficial are O.K.) and GRE scores and percentiles (not combined) to Kathryn Demps ( Applications will be reviewed as they are received until 31 March 2016.