This recruitment will be used to fill one full time Temporary Biological Science Research Technician 1 position for Institute for Natural Resources at Oregon State University. This position is responsible for non-invasively monitoring fishers in the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion. Monitoring activities will include deploying baited hair sampling stations, track plates, and camera stations. Position starts ~1 September 2018 and ends ~15 November 2017. Housing will be provided.
90% – Set up, check, re-provision, and take down baited stations used to survey for fishers and other mesocarnivores. Use non-invasive hair snare devices to collect small samples of mammal hair for genetic analysis. Communicate regularly with supervisor about site visitation and survey completion logistics. Update a database on the status of work completed. Process genetic samples for submission to a laboratory for analysis.
10% Enter survey data into Excel or Access.
To apply, fill out the online form at the website listed above and submit a cover letter, CV, and the names/addresses of 3 references compiled into a single PDF to the email listed below.
Minimum qualifications: Two years of college-level courses in (specific field of biological science); OR an equivalent combination of training and experience. Knowledge of wildlife biology and of basic survey and monitoring methods for wildlife and vegetation. Experience collecting data from remote hair-snare stations and collecting habitat data in the field. A high degree of personal initiative and excellent interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work independently in the field and in collaboration with others to collect biological information and maintain accurate and detailed records of data collected. Ability to navigate off-trail using topographic maps, compass, and Global Positioning System (GPS). Experience operating 4-wheel drive vehicles on dirt and gravel roads.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq.
Preferred qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in forestry, wildlife, or related natural resources. First aid training and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Experience or training related to fire safety/prevention procedures while working in dry forested environments. Ability to identify tree/shrub species and animal tracks. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.