MS and PhD Positions in Bobwhite Quail Translocation – Florida/Texas

Agency
Texas Tech University, Department of Natural Resources Management
Location
Florida and Texas
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$17,500 for MS and $20,000 for PH.D per year, out-of-state tuition waiver, health insurance, field housing, field truck; student will pay semester fees per TTU OP (~$1,000- $1,200 per academic semester)
Start Date
01/02/2021
Last Date to Apply
10/15/2020
Website
http://www.quail-tech.org
Description
We seek an enthusiastic, determined, and self-motivated master’s student and a phd student to work on northern bobwhite translocation in Texas and south Florida. The project is part of a larger translocation effort in Texas, Florida, and Georgia to understand limitations associated with long-distance translocations. Specifically, the student’s thesis will be centered on refining translocation science to inform best management practices associated with long-distance translocation of bobwhites. On-site field housing and travel will be provided. The field primary site will be located near Kenansville, Florida with secondary study sites located in Texas, but the student will be required to spend time in Lubbock (housing not provided) for coursework and thesis/dissertation writing. The student will be co-advised by Dr. Brad Dabbert (Professor, TTU) and Dr. Theron Terhune (Game Bird Program Director, Tall Timbers). However, input on the project will also be provided from other potential project collaborators (e.g., TPWD, UGA) as part of a larger translocation effort.
Qualifications
Bachelors of Science and/or Master’s (if applying for PhD) degree(s) conferred by January 1, 2021 in wildlife management, ecology, or a related discipline. The candidate must be able to work under field conditions that include hot temperatures, humidity, and abundant insects. Also, must have the capacity to learn quantitative techniques such as survival analysis and movement models. The ability to lead assist in hiring and lead a crew of interns is essential. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience capturing and handling wildlife. The student should also be personable and a team player. A clean driving record is required. For consideration, please send a cover letter, CV, GRE scores, and unofficial transcripts to the contact email below. In addition, please provide a list of at least 3 references.
Contact Person
Dr. Brad Dabbert
Contact eMail
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