We are looking for two diligent, consistent, and responsible field assistants to collect data on a research project investigating the effects of forest management on a timber rattlesnake population in southern Ohio. The primary responsibilities of these positions will be capturing, processing, and radio tracking timber rattlesnakes. Data collection will involve the use of GPS and motion-triggered field cameras, as well as collection of vegetation and landscape characteristics. The assistants must be able to work with others as well as independently.
We are seeking to have one Assistant start work 1 April 2017 and continue through September, and a second Assistant begin work in May, continuing through September. Housing accommodations at the field site will be provided.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Ecology, Wildlife, Natural Resources, or related field is preferred. Previous experience conducting data intensive field research is mandatory. Experience with radio telemetry, reptiles, and/or venomous snakes is preferred. This position will require long hours of physical work in harsh conditions including extreme heat, steep topography, and dense/thorny vegetation. Some work on weekends will likely be required. Applicants should be prepared to carry field equipment (up to 20 pounds), track animals, and collect data under these conditions. Meticulous data collection and the ability to work effectively and efficiently is expected. The applicant must be able to work independently and as part of a team. The applicant must also have a valid driver’s license.
For full consideration, applications should be received by 03/05/2017; positions will remain open until filled. Electronic applications required. To apply, please email cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to: Peterman.email@example.com. Direct technical questions to Bill Peterman at Peterman.firstname.lastname@example.org