Faculty Research Assistant – Oregon

Agency
Oregon State University
Location
Baker City, OR
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$42,000/yr + retirement and health benefits
Start Date
02/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
02/05/2021
Description
Position duration – full-time starting immediately Faculty Research Assistant (FRA) will lead all project field work for ongoing greater sage-grouse/raven research being conducted in eastern Oregon. FRA will manage data collection by up to eight seasonal technicians from the Baker City study area. Additionally, the FRA will assist technicians in data collection: tracking VHF-tagged greater sage-grouse in five study areas located throughout eastern Oregon; conduct auditory and visual point counts for raptors, corvids, and sagebrush-obligate songbirds at sage-grouse use locations; conduct vegetation surveys at sage-grouse use locations; participate in sage-grouse and/or raven capture. FRA will also maintain contact with relevant landowners and work out field work logistics. This data collection is in support of two current PhD projects and long-term research in conjunction with state and federal agencies. Study areas are in extremely remote areas of eastern Oregon largely without cell service. Driving 4WD and OHV vehicles is required. FRA can expect to hike 3-10 miles/day with 20+lbs of equipment. Weather conditions range from snow/freezing conditions in early spring to 100F+ temperatures by late summer. FRA will primarily conduct field work by themselves, therefore qualified candidates will be self-motivated and have excellent navigation skills. Some camping will be required to complete data collection. This project operated under strict COVID-19 conditions during the 2020 season. All employees will have their own housing (room/bathroom/kitchen) and work vehicle. PPE will be provided (hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves).
Qualifications
Required: Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology, Natural Resources, Zoology, or related field Valid Driver’s License Satisfactory Criminal History Check Preferred: Crew lead or management experience 4WD experience ATV/UTV experience Radio telemetry tracking experience Identification of western birds by sight and sound Identification of high desert plants Self-motivated and independent Highly organized Capable of navigating in remote landscapes (GPS, Avenza, good old-fashioned paper maps) First Aid/CPR Please submit a cover letter, CV or Resume, and contact information for three references in a single pdf document. Subject line of email should read: “Last Name – Faculty Research Assistant”
Contact Person
Lindsey Perry
Contact eMail
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