The successful applicant will be responsible for planning/leading fieldwork centered on deployment of acoustic monitoring equipment at pre-defined sites on conservation lands throughout Maryland; overnight travel will be 2-4 nights per week (lodging and per diem will be provided for travel). Monitoring will normally follow the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat). Additionally, some work with netting for RTE bats may be required. Car camping may occasionally be needed for work. Laboratory work will involve analyzing call files; data summary and analysis; and report and manuscript preparation.
• B.S. or M.S. degree in the biological sciences, with emphasis on bat field ecology.
• Experience with acoustic detectors and SonoBat Software for bat call analysis; and netting, handling, and identifying eastern bats.
• Familiarity with GIS, GPS, and radio telemetry would be a plus.
• Pre-exposure rabies vaccination, a valid US driver’s license, and a strong work ethic and demonstrated leadership are essential.
Please email a single PDF document containing (1) cover letter, indicating bat experience, availability, and why you feel qualified for the position; (2) CV or resume; and (3) names, addresses (including email) of 3 references with the file name “yourlastname_BatFRA2018” to: J. Edward Gates at email@example.com with subject “Bat FRA Application” by March 16, 2018.
UMCES is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.