Ph.D. Graduate Assistant-Texas

Agency
Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
Location
Kingsville, TX
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$2,000/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.
Start Date
06/01/2019
Last Date to Apply
03/31/2019
Website
https://www.ckwri.tamuk.edu/
Description
The graduate student selected will conduct research on the effects of prescribed burning on coastal vegetative communities in southern Texas. This will be the second phase of a project initiated in 2016. Project goals include determining changes in coastal grassland communities brought about by burning in either winter or summer. The successful candidate will pursue a Ph.D. degree in Wildlife Science 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.
Qualifications
M.S. in 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 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
Contact Person
Sandra Rideout-Hanzak
Contact Phone
3612191861
Contact eMail
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