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Fall/Winter Bat Radio Telemetry Technician-Tennessee
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN and surrounding area
Last Date to Apply
We have an immediate need for a full-time (40 hrs/wk) field technician to conduct radio telemetry and other activities as part of two bat related research projects being conducted in Tennessee during fall and winter. The first of these projects is examining the fall swarming ecology and behavior of Indiana and tri-colored bats. The second is investigating winter emergence behavior of bat species impacted by white-nose syndrome. Technician duties will include radio-tracking tagged bats to day roosts, vegetation sampling, data entry, and equipment maintenance. Later in the season there may be the opportunity to participate in mist netting activities at cave hibernacula.
Applicants must be interested, motivated, hard-working, dependable, and able to work amicably with others. Prior experience conducting radio telemetry is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong work ethic; willingness to work long hours in the field in all weather conditions; the ability to work well alone or as part of a team; willingness to interact with cooperating agencies and staff, and high attention to detail.
The successful candidate will be available to start work immediately and to continue through mid-December.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.