Research Technicians: Texas

Agency
Texas Christian University
Location
Muenster, TX
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$480/week (plus accommodation, no pets allowed, at the field site for those technicians working at the wind farm).
Start Date
05/15/2017
Last Date to Apply
03/31/2017
Description
In partnership with NextEra Energy Resources, we have been investigating the direct and indirect impacts of wind energy on birds and bats at Wolf Ridge Wind, LLC in north-central Texas since 2009. We have been testing potential mitigation strategies, at wind turbine towers and in an experimental setting, to reduce bat fatalities at wind turbines. We will conduct field surveys, including carcass searches, acoustic monitoring, and behavioral studies, at the Wolf Ridge wind facility in north-central Texas. To assist with this research project, we require technicians to conduct day and night surveys, use thermal and night vision technology, use bat ultrasonic detectors, analyze video and acoustic data with software provided, and input data using excel, ArcGIS and word. The project starts mid-May and completes at the end of September 2017.

To apply, please e-mail (v.bennett@tcu.edu) with the following information: cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information (e-mail addresses) of three references. The cover letter must include all required qualifications addressed as a series of bullet points in the order in which they appear above.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
• More than 3 months consecutive field work experience in wildlife ecology
• Demonstrated ability to work independently (problem solve issues that arise) and in a team
• Demonstrated ability to communicate with a variety of people, including technicians, landowners, and supervisors
• Demonstrated ability to manage or work with a diverse team of technicians
• A strong background in data analysis
• Be willing to adhere to all personal safety requirements associated with working on a wind farm
• Ability to work in harsh weather conditions (primarily extreme heat)
• Ability to work alternating day and night schedule
• Must be 21 or over with a valid U.S. driver’s license and a clean driving record to drive a work vehicle
• Up-to-date rabies pre-exposure vaccination series

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability or interest in identifying bird and invertebrate species
• Identify bat species
• Experience in bat acoustic analysis
Contact Person
Dr. Tory Bennett
Contact Phone
817 257 6603
Contact eMail
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