Research Assistant

Texas A&M University Natural Resources Institute
College Station; potential for remote
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
$26,000 + benefits
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1) The M.S. student, in close coordination with United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), will lead a unique project focused on the role of private lands and public agencies in the conservation of at-risk species in the Southeast United States. Examples of projects include: 1) Demonstrating the value and importance of less-than-permanent or non-binding conservation agreements to at-risk and listed species; 2) Fostering the persistence of conservation practices following conclusion of binding conservation agreements; 3) Demonstrating the use of private working lands in the design of habitat corridors for fish and wildlife; 4) Pursuing the science needed to support an evaluation of species’ status; 5) Identification and analysis of current and future conservation policies and trends; 6) Identification of opportunities to further “Bridge the Gap” between the regulatory and private lands communities; 7) Development of risk assessment studies for private and working lands management and conservation efforts. The student will work with an interdisciplinary team of experts from Texas A&M University-Natural Resources Institute (NRI) and FWS. The student will be supported by a cooperative agreement with FWS, and will work closely with agency personnel throughout the project. As part of the project the graduate research assistant, and support staff, will engage in stakeholder meetings, analyze data, synthesize literature, and write up the results of the project. The preferred start date is in August 2023, but work during the summer may be available.
B.S. degree in Wildlife Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Science, or related fields. Strong quantitative skills, strong interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will also have experience in quantitative analysis, stakeholder engagement, and independent work. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The position provides at least 1 year of funding for a 20 hour/week assistantship. The $26,000 annual salary will be supplemented with benefits. To apply: Please send letter of interest, CV, unofficial transcripts, and GRE scores (if available) to Mike Marshall (
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Michael Edward Marshall
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