Masters Position: Paleoecology of the Great Lakes, Florida Institute of Technology

An opportunity exists for a Master’s student to begin work on a project involving paleoecological reconstructions of ancient human agricultural activity in the Great Lakes region. The project will involve pollen and charcoal analysis from several peat and/or lake records, and the modeling of the spread of maize agriculture through the region. This is a two-year NASA-funded project that will cover the stipend and tuition of the student. We hope to appoint a student in January, but must appoint one by June at the latest. The position is at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida.

Requirements: B.S. in Biology, Ecology, or related field; Ability to perform fieldwork (i.e. lifting over 50 lbs and working long days in the field)

Preferred experience: Laboratory experience; Paleoecological analysis: charcoal/pollen/diatoms/phytoliths; ArcGIS or other geographic information software; R statistical software

To apply: Please submit the following to Crystal McMichael (cmcmicha@fit.edu). CV/resume; Statement of research interests; Names and contact information of 3 professional references.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 15, and decisions will be made by Dec 1.

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