Blue Jay Research Technician – Ohio

The Ohio State University
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary will be $1800 – $2000/month depending on experience, housing provided. Transportation at field site and within Ohio is also provided. Average of 40 hours/week, but work schedule will be variable and may depend on weather. The technician will be supervised by a graduate student on the project.
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One field technician is needed from October 1st to January 1st to assist with a project examining how Blue Jays impact forest change through dispersal of acorns and other tree nuts. The research will take place in the Appalachian region of southeast Ohio, at Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest. The technician will assist with capture and banding of Blue Jays, subsequent telemetry tracking using both handheld units and automated telemetry towers, as well as telemetry tracking of dispersed tree nuts. The technician will also perform vegetation surveys throughout the field season.
Applicants must have a strong work ethic, be willing to work long hours in the field, pay close attention to detail, be able to work well independently, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to maintain a positive attitude while working long and sometimes tedious hours in cold and wet weather. Strong applicants will have previous experience performing vegetation surveys and radio telemetry on avian species. To apply: In a single document, please send a resume, contact information for three references (at least two should be previous employers/supervisors), and a cover letter highlighting relevant experience to Jay Wright at Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
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Jay Wright
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