PhD & Post-doc Opportunities with Sage Grouse at USU

December 9, 2014

Utah State University is currently advertising two positions related to sage grouse:

goldeneagle_BryantOlsen_FlickrPost Doctoral Research Associate – Impact of Ravens, Raptors, and Golden Eagles on Wyoming Sage Grouse

Utah State University’s Dr. Michael Conover is seeking a Post-doctoral Associate to study impact of ravens, golden eagles, and raptors on sage grouse in Wyoming. The position involves banding ravens during winter, tracking them year round, counting birds at roost sites, and analyzing a four-year data set to determine how raptors are distributed across the landscape. Starting date is negotiable but the sooner the better; position will last for 12 months and possibly longer. To apply: email a cover letter and resume to or write Dr. Michael Conover, Wildland Resources Department, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5230.

PhD Assistantship – Impact of Ravens, Raptors, and Golden Eagles on Wyoming Sage Grouse

Dr. Conover is also seeking a highly qualified student to study impact of ravens, golden eagles, and raptors on sage grouse in Wyoming for their PhD. The position involves banding ravens during winter, tracking them year round, counting birds at roost sites. Starting date will be the summer or fall of 2015. Candidates should already have an MS. Preference given to students with a GPA higher than 3.5 and good GRE scores. To apply: email a cover letter and resume to or write Dr. Michael Conover, Wildland Resources Department, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5230.