M.S. Graduate Assitant-Texas

Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
Kingsville, TX
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Graduate Assistantships
$1,600/month plus benefits (medical package has a 60-day waiting period). Nonresident tuition is waived (resident tuition fees apply). Partial resident tuition fee assistance may be provided based on availability of funds.
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The graduate student selected will conduct research on the effects of prescribed burning on butterfly communities in coastal southern Texas. Project goals include determining changes in butterfly and larvae in native rangelands brought about by burning in either winter or summer. The successful candidate will pursue a M.S. degree in Range & Wildlife Management with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and Dept. of Animal, Rangeland, and Wildlife Sciences, Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Additional work expectations include assisting with other projects; assisting with prescribed burning; occasional help preparing, teaching, and grading classes or labs; and other duties as assigned.
B.S. in entomology, range ecology, plant ecology, or closely related field. A strong work ethic, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to work independently and as a productive member of a research team, and the ability and willingness to work under adverse field conditions (extreme heat and humidity, ticks, mosquitoes, snakes, etc.) are essential. Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and competitive GRE scores. Preferred: Background or interest in butterfly and larvae identification, plant identification, GIS/GPS skills, experience surveying vegetation, basic field ecology. To Apply: Send a cover letter stating interests and career goals, resume/CV, copies of transcripts (originals will be required if selected), GRE scores, and 3 letters of reference to: Dr. Sandra Rideout-Hanzak Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute Texas A&M-Kingsville 700 University Blvd, MSC 218 Kingsville, Texas 78363 Phone: 361/593-4546 sandra.rideout-hanzak@tamuk.edu
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