Grassland Butterfly Research Technician: North Dakota

Agency
North Dakota State University
Location
Throughout North Dakota and South Dakota (base in Woodworth, ND)
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$12-13/hr + housing
Start Date
05/29/2017
Last Date to Apply
03/14/2017
Description
We are hiring a field technician to assist in data collection on a grassland butterfly research project (40hrs/week). The study objectives include developing abundance and occupancy estimates for grassland dependent butterflies in the Northern Great Plains. Data collection will include butterfly surveying and identification, plant composition, and plant structure. The field season will range from the end of May to beginning of August depending on field conditions (~5/29-8/15). Research sites are located throughout North Dakota and a small portion of South Dakota. Housing will be provided for the duration of the field season.
Qualifications
The preferred candidate should have previous experience identifying butterflies or other insects. Candidates with previous types of field identification (bird, mammal) and other interested individuals are also encouraged to apply. Plant identification experience is preferred but not necessary. Applicants should be working towards or have completed a degree in entomology, zoology, wildlife ecology, rangeland ecology, or other related fields. Candidates should be willing and able to drive and work in adverse conditions, possess a valid driver’s license, be able to work in groups or independently, and take direction.

To apply, please submit one document (.pdf) that includes a cover letter, resume or CV, and three references to katherine.kral@ndsu.edu by 03/14/2016. Please include the job title (Grassland Butterfly Research Technician) in the subject line.
Contact Person
Katherine Kral
Contact Phone
507-276-2912
Contact eMail
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