Texas Tech University
Department of Natural Resources Management
Ph.D. or M.S. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP is available on the ecology and conservation of Texas horned lizards. The project is funded by the Texas National Guard and will primarily be carried out on Guard lands in Central Texas. Related projects may be combined with the major focus of the work, in accordance with the interests of applicants.
Qualifications include a BS (for the MS position) or an MS in conservation, wildlife or range ecology, biology, botany, or related field; a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale; and a minimum GRE score of 1,050 (V + Q). Candidates must be able to work alone under difficult field conditions. A driver’s license is required. Proficiency with radiotracking techniques, computers, and data handling and analysis strongly preferred. Familiarity with horned lizards or similar species is a plus. The position will ideally start fall of 2008, and no later than January 2009.
Salary/benefits: We offer a stipend of approximately $14,000 per year, depending on experience, plus assistance with personal health insurance, a waiver of out-of-state tuition, and assistance with tuition costs.
To apply: Initially, a letter of interest and a résumé (including a statement of professional goals, past experience, and GRE scores) should be sent via e-mail. Three letters of recommendation and official transcripts and GRE scores will be required from candidates who pass the first screening.
Contact: Send application materials (preferably by e-mail) to: Dr. Gad Perry at the Department Natural Resources Management, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-2125, USA (voice: 806-742-2842, fax: 806-742-2280, e-mail: email@example.com
). Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.