Shorebird Research Technicians – Southern Great Plains

Agency
Texas Tech University
Location
Southern Great Plains (TX, OK and NM)
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
1000-1200 DOE
Start Date
05/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
04/14/2017
Description
We are looking 2 field technicians for a spring/summer Snowy Plover study on the Southern Great Plains (Bitter Lake NWR in New Mexico, Salt Plains NWR in Oklahoma and Muleshoe NWR in Texas). There will be two teams, one stationed at Salt Plains NWR and one TBD, but likely at or near Lubbock, TX. Housing will be provided, or housing assistance may be available.

May - August (dates are flexible; if you can start earlier or work later, let us know)

Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Surveys
Nest searching
Bownet capture
Banding
Bleeding (adults and nestlings)
Transmitter attachment
Long days in extreme heat and sun exposure
Working at remote field sites
Driving long-distances and on backcountry roads
Meticulous data entry
Telemetry tower setup and maintenance

Field vehicles will be provided, but personal vehicles for your own use are encouraged.
Qualifications
Required: Working on, or have completed, a Bachelor’s in Biology, Wildlife, or related field; prior bird-handling and field-research experience; the ability to work in harsh, isolated conditions; the ability to live amicably in close quarters with team members for a long period of time (3+ months); experience using a GPS; valid drivers’ license

Preferred: Mist-net extraction, bleeding, shorebird and transmitter attachment experience

To apply, please attach 1) resume/CV 2) Names, emails and phone numbers for 3 references, and 3) A cover letter detailing your reason for applying, field experience and other relevant info in a single PDF (filename: yourname_snowyplover_application) to krheath@gmail.com. Please include Snowy Plover Technician in the email subject
Contact Person
Kristen Heath
Contact eMail
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