Bat Field Technician-Indiana

Agency
Center for Bat Research, Outreach, and Conservation
Location
Bloomington, IN
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$1,050/month + housing provided at Yellowwood State Forest
Start Date
05/21/2018
Last Date to Apply
02/23/2018
Description
2 technicians are needed to assist a PhD student’s research studying bat-forest-insect interactions in south-central Indiana. Research involves mist-netting to capture and tag bats, homing telemetry to locate diurnal roosts, and triangulation telemetry to track nocturnal foraging behavior. Additional responsibilities include vegetation plots and insect capture. Research will be conducted within the study areas of the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment (http://www.heeforeststudy.org/) near Bloomington, Indiana. Work begins 21 May 2018 and is expected to end 17 August 2018 (start/end dates negotiable for excellent candidates). To apply, send a single PDF or Word file including a brief cover letter highlighting interest and relevant experience, a resume, and contact information for 3 references to Elizabeth Beilke at HEEbats@gmail.com. Please use the subject line HEE Tech for emails.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications -Applicants should be enrolled in or have completed a BA or BS in Biology, Wildlife Biology, Ecology or related field. -Ability to work alone and in groups -Good physical condition for hiking and carrying up to 30 lbs. -Must be able to take detailed and accurate field notes, and record data according to protocol. -Willing to work long, irregular hours, including weekends and nights, under varied and adverse conditions, including rugged terrain and dense brush where exposure to poison ivy and biting insects are inevitable. -Must possess a valid driver's license -GPS, map reading, and orienteering skills - A good attitude, a sense of humor, and the ability to live and work well with others. Preferred Qualifications -Experience with radio-telemetry -Candidates wishing to handle bats are required to obtain rabies pre-exposure vaccinations or provide a recent titer check (from last 2 years).
Contact Person
Elizabeth Beilke
Contact eMail
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