Crew lead for Washington mesocarnivore study

University of Washington
northeastern Washington (Colville area)
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$17/hr full time, plus housing
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Last Date to Apply
A lead field technician is needed for a new study in the Prugh lab at the University of Washington examining how wolf recolonization is affecting mesocarnivores (coyotes and bobcats). Wolves began recolonizing Washington in 2008, and they may affect mesocarnivores negatively through killing and aggression as well as positively by providing carrion food subsidies. The goal of this project is to quantify these positive and negative interactions to better understand interactions among carnivores. The crew leader will supervise 2-3 interns or volunteers and interact with other teams of researchers from the University of Washington and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The primary goal will be to live-capture and collar coyotes and bobcats. Other tasks may include scat collection, small mammal mark-recapture, snowshoe hare pellet surveys, and monitoring scavenging at ungulate carcasses with cameras. Please email a cover letter that briefly describes your interests and qualifications, resume or CV, unofficial copy of your transcripts, and contact information for 2-3 references as a single Word or PDF document to Kelly Sivy at Please apply by March 26th, 2018.
A BS or MS in wildlife ecology, biology, or conservation is required, and at least one year experience involving the above methods is required. Previous experience live-trapping coyotes and supervising fieldwork is highly desirable. Familiarity with the plants and animals of the Pacific Northwest is also desirable. A high level of responsibility, organization, motivation, and positive attitude is required. Must be flexible and live and work well with others in an isolated setting. Applicants must be in excellent physical condition, able to hike in steep, uneven terrain with heavy packs (40-50lbs), bushwhack through thick vegetation, and able to work in both hot and cold field conditions.
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Kelly Sivy
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