Instructions to applicants:
- Letter of intent (in place of cover letter)
- Unofficial academic transcripts
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Completed Sul Ross application
Graduate Research Assistant - Mule Deer in Black Gap WMALocation:
Borderlands Research InstitutePosting Date:
Enrolled or admitted as a graduate student at SRSUBackground in natural resource management or related field
Familiarity with R and reasonable quantitative skills
Must be a Texas resident
GPA of 2.5 or higher
GRA of 290 or higher
Master’s degreePrimary Responsibilities:
Black Gap Wildlife Management Area (BGWMA) is a particularly harsh environment for desert mule deer. Understanding strategies mule deer use to survive and how they respond to changing conditions will aid managers in managing for the species. This research will evaluate how habitat suitability changes in BGWMA, as well as the movement behavior of mule deer in this environment.Other Information:
Successful applicant will analyze existing GPS collar dataset to examine behavioral dynamics of mule deer. Locations will primarily include Black Gap Wildlife Management area, south of Marathon, TX; Sul Ross Range Animal Science Center labs, Alpine, TX.
Applicant will possess strong work ethic, attentiveness to details, organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines, must be willing to work independently or as part of a team.
20 hours per week; Responsibilities may include some or all of the following: developing a project, writing a thesis, supervision of undergraduate assistants, teaching, related coursework. Must practice safe work habits at all times. This position is security sensitive.
Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before eligible new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER 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:
The mission of the Borderlands Research Institute for Natural Resource Management is to help conserve the natural resources of the Chihuahuan Desert Borderlands through research, education, and outreach.
The goal of the Borderlands Research Institute is to provide land managers with the most current scientific information on the management of natural resources of the area.
To meet this goal, the Institute plans and conducts research investigations on various aspects of the natural world and provides the results to the land managers so that they may more effectively manage the resources with which they are entrusted.
Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas (www.alpinetexas.com), is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park, are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine. More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings through our website (http://www.sulross.edu). See http://www.sulross.edu