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Joining the Wolfe lab (see below for employment opportunities)

Thank you for your interest in graduate research opportunities in the Wolfe lab!

Funded Positions Update:

Currently, I have no funded positions available for PhD or MSc students. I understand that many students are seeking funded opportunities, and I regret that none are available at this time. If you are interested in pursuing graduate research focused on avian ecology and not really sure where to start, the Wilson Ornithological Society curates a database of graduate schools and professors that study birds and accept graduate students.

Exploring Alternative Funding Opportunities:

I encourage capable and competitive students to consider developing extramural fellowship proposals, including the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), and/or GEM Fellowship Program for American students, and the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for international students. I have worked with outstanding students in the past to achieve fellowship support. If you want to pursue fellowship support and believe that you would be a competitive candidate, I would be interested in hearing from you. When reaching out, please include a brief overview of your research interests, academic background, and any relevant experiences. Highlight your motivation and potential research ideas that align with a particular fellowship opportunity, and the goals and focus of my lab. I value diversity and welcome students from various academic backgrounds.

Thank you for considering the Wolfe lab for your graduate research journey and I wish you the best of luck in your academic pursuits.


Job opportunity: Bird Bander & field tech


Agency: College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University


Location: Upper Peninsula, Michigan (near Houghton)


Job Category: Temporary/Seasonal Positions


Salary: $20 hr.


Start Date: 08/01/2024 (flexible)


End Date: 10/20/2024 (flexible)


Last Date to Apply: 07/1/2024

Description: BIRD BANDER needed in the upper Midwest for a stopover habitat ecology project. Four major activities are involved: (1) bird banding (2) capturing migratory and breeding passerines at multiple banding stations (3) collecting biological samples (blood, fecal, and feathers) from captured birds, (4) collecting ground-based lidar data, (5) collecting invertebrate samples, and (6) entering and archiving data. Applicants must have experience bird banding, proven track record of working well in small groups, and working in rural environments exposed to sun, biting insects, and inclement weather. Work is from early morning till early afternoon 5 days per week followed by daily data entry when applicable. Technicians will need their own vehicle (although carpooling is available) and acquire their own lodging (we can provide rental contacts).


Qualifications: This position requires demonstrated skill to work independently to conduct bird banding, and the careful recording and entering of field data. Please email cover letter describing your relevant supervisory experience and how many birds you have banded and extracted from mist nets unassisted, CV, and the names and updated contact information of three references to Jared Wolfe,

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