Wildlife Research Technician: Alabama

Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Fieldwork will take place in southeastern pocket gopher habitat across the state of Alabama. Travel will be necessary.
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$9 to $10/hour, depending on education/experience. Housing or other benefits are NOT provided. On-site housing or campground facilities at or near the field site will be provided when overnight work is required.
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Last Date to Apply
Position: Wildlife Research Field Technician, part time-full time, temporary position. We will hire 1 employee to assist with a southeastern pocket gopher study under the supervision of a Master’s graduate research assistant.

Job Duties: Responsibilities will include conducting pocket gopher presence surveys, assisting with live trapping and handling of pocket gophers, maintenance of traps and equipment, and data management/entry. Applicants must be able to work independently after training and as a part of a team, follow detailed instructions and protocols, neatly and accurately record data, and be willing to work in a variety of field conditions.

Dates: The position will start the second week in May and last approximately three months. Hours and schedule will vary with the needs of the project (i.e. evenings, weekends, early mornings may be required).
Qualifications: Applicants should have a background in wildlife biology, ecology, or a related field. An associate’s or bachelor’s degree and previous field experience are preferred. Experience handling small mammals is preferred but not required. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, and a valid driver’s license in good standing is required. You must be able to provide your own transportation to/from the Auburn campus, but you are not required to drive your personal vehicle for fieldwork.

How to apply: A single document titled “LastName_FirstName” (e.g., “Doe_Jane” for Jane Doe) with a cover letter (1 page maximum), resume (2 pages maximum), and contact information for 3 references should be sent by email to Elizabeth Parsons (eip0001@auburn.edu) with the email subject line of “Southeastern Pocket Gopher Application.” If applications do not contain the requested items, they will not be considered. Please indicate any non-negotiable work/schedule conflicts that you anticipate during the starting and ending dates listed in this advertisement. Questions concerning this position should be sent to Elizabeth Parsons via email. Positions will be filled as soon as possible and when a suitable applicant is identified.
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