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Texas Tech University TTU Research Aide in Lubbock, Texas


Extended Job Title:

TTU Research Aide

Position Description:

Performs specialized work in conducting original research. Work is performed under general supervision with evaluation based on accomplishment of assigned objectives and overall effectiveness of project. May supervise research and student assistants.

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Travel Required:

Up to 100%

Major/Essential Functions:

Full-time seasonal (six months) fieldwork position with benefits including: 100% paid medical, TRS retirement, sick and vacation leave. The possibility exists for this to become a permanent position for a person with the proper qualifications.

The successful applicant will take ownership of various facets of a large-scale quail

research and education program. Our study area consists of 25 private ranches across the Rolling Plains of Texas and projects include cutting edge research technology including GPS radio transmitters, vegetation mapping drones, and miniature VHF radios for monitoring chick survival.

Lodging provided.

This is a field position that requires independent thinking and the ability to be comfortable working alone for days at a time.

Essential Functions include:

  • Problem-solve and work independently (potentially outside of cell service).

  • Work in a wide range of inclement conditions including hot and cold temperatures, hiking over rough terrain, and working very early mornings.

  • Trap, band, and place necklace style radio-transmitters and GPS backpack transmitters on northern bobwhites and scaled quail.

  • Proficiency in common vegetation sampling techniques.

  • Radio telemetry- Paid experience required.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and OneDrive,

  • Proficiency with a compass as well as GPSr navigation.

  • Proficiency with ATVs and UTVs.

  • Proficiency with 4x4 trucks.

Grant Funded?:


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Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with birds and telemetry is strongly desired.

  • Plant identification of Rolling Plains of Texas flora.


Natural Resources Management

Required Attachments:

Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

Job Type:

Full Time

Pay Statement:

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group:

Research Technicians

Occasional Duties:

  • Deploy scent stations to monitor mesopredators using trail cameras.

  • Participate in spring and fall call counts.

  • Care for captive bobwhites in the research facility.

  • Participate in outreach events.

  • Assist with UAV flights as a visual observer.

  • Light duty construction projects and building, and vehicle maintenance.



EEO Statement:

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree particular field of science or engineering, One year research experience. Knowledge of modern research practices, the methods, resources, and standards thereof.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?: