Research Scientist (Post-Doc), Big Game Ecology and Management. Twelve month non-tenure track ...

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Job TitleResearch Scientist (Post-Doc), Big Game Ecology and Management. Twelve month non-tenure track position.LocationAlpineDepartmentBorderlands Research InstituteJob No.Posting Date06/05/2019End DateUntil FilledYesAppointment Date08/01/2019Salary$50,000 Plus fringe benefitsRequired

Earned doctorate in Wildlife Science or closely related field, with a preferred emphasis in Big Game Ecology and Management. Must have experience with field studies using geospatial analysis and demographic data; excellent communication skills; technically current; enthusiastic team player who is willing to work in a multidisciplinary program; experience with database management; demonstrated skills in leadership. Will consider applicants nearing completion of their doctorate, but continued employment will be contingent upon completion of degree within 1 year from hire.


Familiarity and experience with desert ecosystems and private land stewardship is preferred.

Primary Responsibilities

Candidate will be responsible for the administration and technical support of a large grant project involving the restoration, management, and research of pronghorn, which is funded through external grants. This administrative and research effort will involve coordinating researchers and budgets from various grants. The individual will maintain communication with the researchers, landowners, funders, and the general public and with program officers with cooperating agencies. Other big game projects
may fall under the purview of this position. Additional duties will include coordinating project meetings, organization and compilation of progress reports, and monthly financial reports; reviewing invoices; website maintenance, compilation of final project reports for public dissemination, assist and supervise Research Technicians and students working on projects and other duties as needed. Continuation of this position is dependent on extramural funding.

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times. Position is security sensitive.

Other Information

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU

Formed in 2007, the goal of the Borderlands Research Institute is to provide land managers with the most current scientific information on the management of the natural resources of the area. To meet this goal, the Institute plans and conducts research investigations on various aspects of our natural world. Ultimately, the Institute provides science-based management alternatives to land owners and managers to enhance their ability to serve as land stewards.

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine.

At an elevation of 4,480 feet in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours’ driving distance from Alpine.


Instructions to applicants

How to Apply Submit letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references.

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