POSITION: The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, is seeking to fill a Program Technician position to support faculty research in the area of wildlife ecology and management that advances our understanding of waterfowl and upland game bird ecology. This position is a 12-month, one-year appointment with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and funding availability.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate is expected to work independently on assigned duties ranging from coordinating and conducting field and lab work, assisting graduate and undergraduate student with projects, and coordinating, analyzing, and interpreting data using spatial and statistical software. Research related responsibilities will include but not limited to capture, marking, and collecting of waterfowl, turkeys, and other avian species, operating lab equipment to conduct proximate analysis, maintenance of laboratory facilities, data management and collection, statistical and spatial analysis, and preparation of progress reports, presentations, and manuscripts.
QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: B.S. degree in Wildlife Management or closely related field in Natural Resources; experience handling waterfowl and turkeys; experience with managing data files; good oral and written communication skills; willingness and ability to work outdoors, in adverse weather conditions; knowledge of field and laboratory safety procedures; ability to travel, including overnight travel, a valid driver’s license; ability to lift 50 lbs; proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED: strong quantitative background; experience with spatial analysis and statistical software such as SAS, R, and ArcGIS. Start date flexible, but as soon as March 1, 2017.