Avian Ecologist – Texas

Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute
San Antonio, TX
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Full time Positions
$35,000-$40,000 annually
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The Natural Resource Institute at Texas A&M University is seeking an individual to serve as project team lead in support of an ongoing, long-term study of the population ecology and habitat use of the federally endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler. The field work is conducted at Joint Base San Antonio (U.S. Air Force). The successful candidate will reside in San Antonio, Texas. The work includes counting, mapping, banding, and assessing habitat use of the warbler, with additional work on the black-capped vireo. Duties also will include involvement with other ongoing project activities, including survey and management of quail, turkeys, and feral hogs. Responsibilities include hiring, training, and managing a seasonal field crew; managing data entry and quality control; data analyses; and report preparation. The successful candidate will also work closely with JBSA natural resource and other military personnel. Opportunities will be made available to publish scientific papers and attend professional meetings.
Competitive applicants will have an M.S. degree in wildlife, ecology, and related fields, or equivalent in terms of experience, and have additional (outside the classroom) field experience. Experience gathering, organizing, and analyzing data required, along with oral presentations at professional meetings, and previous publication experience desirable. Experience with working with government agency personnel desirable. Must have a valid U.S. Driver's License. Consideration of interested applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Desired starting date is late fall 2019 although the exact date is negotiable. Applicants should email the following materials as a single PDF file to Dr. Michael L. Morrison (mlmorrison@tamu.edu): (a) one-page cover letter describing relevant experience and professional goals, (b) a resume or curriculum vitae, (c) transcripts from undergraduate and graduate education, and (d) current contact information for three professional references (outside the classroom preferable).
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