Current Openings

Assistantships

M.S. Assistantships(s)

Position Description:  The graduate student selected will conduct research designed to determine the insect pollinators of both native and nonnative grasses in southern Texas.  Project goals include quantifying pollinator networks (alpha diversity, composition, connectivity) associated with native and nonnative grasses commercially available in working lands.  The successful candidate will pursue a M.S. degree in Range and Wildlife Management with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and Dept. of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences, Texas A…

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Position Description:  The graduate student selected will conduct research on the control of non-native Lehmann lovegrass and re-establishment of native grassland species in the Permian Basin region of Texas.  Project goals include designing and conducting experiments to investigate the combination of treatments that best controls non-native Lehmann lovegrass (2) select which planting season provides the best chance for successfully establishing seeded native vegetation in the Permian Basin region of Texas (3) which seeded native species…

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Position Description: Invasive, non-native grasses have become established across millions acres of U.S. rangelands.  These invasive grasses have negative impacts on rangeland ecosystem functions and services such as altering fire cycles and decreasing biodiversity.  The decreases in biodiversity are drastic and often result in monocultures of the invasive grasses.  It is unclear how such dramatic decrease in plant diversity influences the carbon sequestration capacity of rangelands or how restoration of this diversity affects this capacity…

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Position Description: We are recruiting one graduate student to work on a project assessing the sublethal effects of Toxoplasma gondii infection in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in southern Texas. The student will utilize GPS data and fawn survival data to understand how T. gondii infections shape white-tailed deer movements, space-use, and recruitment. The student will engage in field work including, but not limited to, camera monitoring, field necropsy, and white-tailed deer capture. The successful…

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Position DescriptionThe Waterfowl and Wetland Bird Lab (http://www.bartballardlab.com) at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville invites applications from highly motivated individuals to pursue a M.S. degree within our collaborative lab. Student will use Autonomous Recording Units (ARUs) in wetlands to 1) quantify the use of refugia sites by waterfowl and other…

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Position Description: The Spatial and Population Ecology of Carnivores (SPEC) Lab at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M - Kingsville is thrilled to announce a Master’s opportunity to assess ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) reproduction and kitten survival in one of the last remaining ocelot populations in the United States.

The chosen student will employ camera traps and GPS technology on ranchlands managed by the East Foundation to monitor pregnant ocelot females…

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PH. D. Assistantship(s)

Position Description: We are recruiting an ambitious Ph.D. student to evaluate distribution, abundance, and demography of mule deer in western Oklahoma. This project is part of a collaboration between the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Oklahoma State University. The mule deer population in western Oklahoma is restricted currently to areas that are typically characterized by extreme weather events, high…

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Position description: The Spatial and Population Ecology of Carnivores (SPEC) Lab at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M - Kingsville is thrilled to announce a Ph.D. opportunity to assess ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) and other mesocarnivore densities in one of the last remaining ocelot populations in the United States. The chosen student will employ two different noninvasive techniques, namely camera traps and scat collection, on East Foundation…

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Position description: The Spatial and Population Ecology of Carnivores (SPEC) Lab and Patton Center for Deer Research at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M Kingsville are thrilled to announce a Ph.D. opportunity to investigate mountain lion (Puma concolor) foraging ecology in private ranchlands of South Texas, with a particular interest in depredation of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). The chosen student will employ GPS collars, kill site investigations, and camera traps to elucidate mountain lion…

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CKWRI/TAMUK Positions

Position Description

Seasonal position (May-August) to assist in a study researching the movement ecology of Chestnut-bellied scaled quail utilizing GPS transmitters. Research will occur on two private ranches in South Texas, roughly two hours apart from each other (vehicle will be provided for travel between sites). The primary duties of this position will be to capture and handle live birds and assist in deploying GPS transmitters on quail. Technician will also assist with Avian point counts on the ranches in May-June with the possibility of other duties, such as…

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Job Summary 

The Assistant Director of Texas Natives Seeds (TNS), under general direction, assists in directing and supervising the TNS Project in the Coastal Prairies region of Texas.  Oversees the daily management and operations of facilities, including evaluation sites with state, federal, and private partners, and research and demonstration projects with private landowners and agencies. Maintains close working relationships and…

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Job Summary
Perform independent or supervisory roles in research activities requiring an advanced level of knowledge in a field of science or learning, are predominantly intellectual and varied in character, and require consistent use of discretion and judgment. The home base for this position is in Alpine, TX.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Follows policies, processes, and procedures to perform job duties in a safe manner at all times.
• Collects, germinates, propagates, and…

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