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Texas A&M University Research Assistant Professor - Spatial Epidemiologist in United States

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Research Assistant Professor - Spatial Epidemiologist


Texas A&M University - Kingsville


Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute

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Kingsville, Texas

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Position Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant Professor to join the wildlife disease program at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The wildlife disease program works primarily on understanding disease presence, prevalence , and transmission dynamics in wildlife that inhabit south Texas and rangeland systems, but also engages in national and international research. This position will focus on developing a model for a ssessing the spatiotemporal trends in chronic wasting disease (CWD) spread across a range of management regimes . The chosen candidate will be part of a larger collaborative team comprised of academic and state organizations, including Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and Pennsylvania Game Commission. The candidate will have the intellectual freedom to explore additional research topics of interest. Additional opportunities may include the ability to mentor graduate and undergraduate students and to contribute to ongoing wildlife disease work in South Texas.

Location: Texas A&M University – Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas. This university is located in the Tamaulipan Biotic Province of southern Texas, about 40 miles from the Corpus Christi metropolitan area and the Gulf of Mexico. Remote employment may be considered.

Duration : This is a one-year position with potential to extend dependent upon performance (two-year maximum). Will consider remote option for exceptional candidate who is unable to relocate .

Minimum q ualifications:

  • Ph.D. i n w il d l i f e s c i e n c e, ecology, statistics, or related field by the anticipated start date

  • Strong quantitative skills

  • Strong R coding skills

  • Experience in geospatial analysis (R, ArcGIS, QGIS)

  • Demonstrated record of research productivity

  • Demonstrated potential to attract extramural funding

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with students, professionals, lay audiences, and other scientists

    Desired qualifications:

  • Strong coding skills in R , python, C++, or other and demonstrated ability to develop epidemiological models

  • Experience with modeling in a Bayesian framework

  • Previous research experience with large scale datasets

  • D e m on st ra t ed a b ili t y t o w o rk e ff e c ti v el y w i t h private landowners a n d st a t e, f e d era l , a n d p r i v a te n a t u ral re s o u rce o r g a n i za ti o ns

    Application available at: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/TAMUK_External .

    Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest in the position and a detailed curriculum vita e including education, experience and qualifications, unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references. Successful applicant will be required to submit official transcripts directly to the Office of the Provost from each degree-granting institution prior to a letter of appointment.

    Please direct i nquiries and questions regarding the position to:

    Dr. Alynn Martin , Chair of Search Committee

    Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute

    Texas A&M University-Kingsville

    Tel: 361-593- 4719 ; Email: alynn.martin@tamuk.edu

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Thank you for your interest in a career with Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) ! We are a public research university located in Kingsville, Texas. TAMUK is the southernmost campus of the Texas A&M University System. It is located 40 miles southwest of Corpus Christi and is within a 4-hour or less drive to multiple metro areas, including: San Antonio, Austin, Houston, and Brownsville- McAllen- Harlingen.

The mission of Texas A&M University- Kingsville is to enrich lives through education, discovery, and service in South Texas and beyond. The university's enrollment of approximately 7,000 students reflects the ethnic diversity of South Texas, with approximately 65% of the students of Hispanic origin. The university consists of five academic colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Agriculture & Natural Resources, and Education & Human Performance. The University has the Carnegie classification of: Doctoral University: High Research Activity .

According to Forbes Media, ratings from Javelina alumni rank Texas A&M University- Kingsville among the top 25 Universities in the nation. The rankings are based on alumni feedback about their experience at the institution.

Kingsville, a friendly and safe community , is home to nearly 30,000 people and represents a vital part of the Texas ranching industry with more than 60,000 cattle and 300 quarter horses. In addition to being home to the first institution of higher learning in South Texas, Kingsville is also home to Naval Air Station Kingsville and several Fortune 500 industrial companies.

From its quaint, historical buildings downtown to the longhorn and Santa Gertrudis cattle that graze in the legendary King Ranch, Kingsville still retains much of its unique historical charm while continuing to steadily grow into its future .

Visi t www.tamuk.edu or www.kingsvilletexas.com for more information.

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