Bat and Bird Mist-Netting Field Assistant Position in Costa Rica

Agency
Virginia Tech
Location
La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
Unpaid. Flight, room, and board in Costa Rica is covered.
Last Date to Apply
06/04/2018
Description
A graduate student at Virginia Tech is seeking one field assistant for summer 2018. The project is exploring the chemical ecology that influences seed dispersal in a tropical system. The main responsibilities of the field assistant will include mist netting for bats and birds and conducting bioassays in flight cages with the animals. Applicants must complete a short online training course in animal handling and receive the full series of preventative rabies vaccination before beginning work. Experience mist netting with birds and/or bats is required. This is a 4-week position that will begin mid-June and end mid-July. There is no salary associated with the position, but flight, room, and board will be covered. All work will take place at La Selva Biological Station—a 1,600-hectare research station in the Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica. The graduate student is in the lab of Dr. Susan Whitehead at Virginia Tech: www.speciesinteractions.com
Qualifications
Applicants must receive the full series of preventative rabies vaccination before beginning work. Experience mist netting with birds and/or bats is required. To apply, please send a statement of interest and CV to Lauren Maynard, ldmaynar@vt.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. https://maynardecology.wordpress.com
Contact Person
Lauren Maynard
Contact eMail
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