Bat Field Technician, South Carolina

Clemson University
Bluffton, SC
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$12/hour, 40 hour week
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
We are looking for one seasonal technician to assist a graduate student studying habitat ecology of northern long-eared bats, northern yellow bats, and tri-colored bats in Coastal South Carolina. Research involves mist-netting to capture target species at night and roost telemetry during the day to understand habitat associations. Acoustic monitoring work will also occur during the day to characterize foraging habitat associations. Additional responsibilities will include vegetation surveys and some public interaction. Research will be conducted on state and federal public lands as well as private land in Bluffton, South Carolina. Start date is around 05/13/2019 and is expected to end around 08/07/2019 (12 weeks) with some flexibility. If you are interested please send a cover letter, resume, and contacts for three references as one PDF to Please make the email subject “Coastal SC Bat Technician 2019”. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2019, though position may be filled sooner.
Required • Possess or be enrolled in a degree program in Wildlife Biology/Ecology, Biology, Zoology, or related field • Have received your 3 shot series rabies pre-exposure vaccination and provide recent titer check • Be enthusiastic and passionate about bat conservation and research • Be able to work and maintain a positive attitude in adverse weather conditions including rain, intense heat, intense humidity, etc. • Be detail oriented, and able to follow specific directions • Be able to bushwhack through dense brush, and deal with biting pests and insects • Have strong communication skills, be well organized, and willing to work flexible hours. • Have ability to work long days (sometimes 10+ hours) • Be able to live and work well with others, have a good attitude, and a sense of humor! • Interact with diverse groups of people of different backgrounds and good interpersonal communication skills • Possess a valid U.S. driver’s license with a clean record • Be able to navigate using a GPS • Be able to hike and carry heavy equipment (up to 50 lbs) Preferred • Experience with radio-telemetry • Experience mist netting, preferably for bats • Experience handling small animals, preferably bats or other small mammals • Knowledge of southeastern vegetative communities or plant taxonomy • Experience with acoustic monitoring • First aid training
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Kyle Shute
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