Post-doctoral research associate – Effectiveness of road mitigation structures in preventing ocelot and associated wildlife road mortalities: Texas

Agency
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location
Port Isabel, Texas
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Salary
$53,000.00 annually + full benefits
Start Date
09/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
05/31/2022
Website
https://www.utrgv.edu
Description
We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher to join our research focused on the prevention of ocelot and associated wildlife road mortalities on two major roads in South Texas. The post-doctoral researcher will be based in the lab of Dr. Richard Kline in the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. We are searching for applicants with a strong background and interest in research topics of camera trap arrays, road ecology, endangered species, and spatial analysis. We expect the post-doctoral researcher to work on existing funded projects monitoring impacted roads as well as develop new questions with lab members and collaborators. It is expected that the post-doctoral researcher will submit multiple manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals annually. There will be additional research opportunities with camera trap data, spatial analyses, sound analyses and animal movements. In addition to research, there is the potential to mentor graduate and undergraduate students. This position will be based in South Texas, primarily in Port Isabel. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The position starts 09/01/2022 or earlier, if preferred.
Qualifications
Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant field and have a demonstrated record of publication in peer-reviewed journals, including at least one first author publication. Strong writing and quantitative skills are required. Experience with camera traps and spatial analyses are preferred.
Contact Person
Dr. Richard Kline
Contact Phone
19568825789
Contact eMail
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