Field Assistant: Herpetology (North Carolina)

Ohio State University
Highlands, North Carolina
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Housing and food
Last Date to Apply
We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate with prior research experience, preferably with herpetofauna, to assist with a field project related to salamander abundance and demography across elevation, moisture, and Fire gradients. Duties include data collection and assistance with nocturnal salamander point-count surveys and mark-recapture surveys, and data organization and input. Applicants will have an opportunity to develop their own research project in conjunction with their primary duties, if desired, and therefore highly motivated undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

This study will be based out of Highlands Biological Station in Highlands, NC, with survey locations across the Nantahala National Forest in southwestern NC. Dates are from late May to early August, though official start and end dates are flexible.

This is a volunteer position, however, both food and housing at Highland Biological Station will be covered for the duration of the field season.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV or resume to Meaghan Gade at
Successful applicants must have:
- strong attention to detail
- organizational skills
- the willingness and ability to hike through mountainous terrain at night in adverse weather conditions
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Meaghan Gade
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