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Grassland Bird Technicians-Kansas
Emporia State University
$4400 / 10-week season. Housing and field vehicles provided.
Last Date to Apply
Assist research team studying grassland bird responses to cattle grazing and plant diversity in CRP grasslands of Kansas, late spring-summer 2019. Two position categories available (note position of interest in cover letter of application): bird surveyors and nest searchers. (1) Individual needed to perform transect surveys of adult birds by sight and sound and assist with plant and insect sampling. Orientation begins May 17; plant and insect sampling through July 27, perhaps July 29. Bird surveys will require the first 3 hours (approximately) of each morning; majority of each field day assisting with plant and insect sampling. (2) Individuals to assist with nest searching and monitoring and measurements of nestlings, including blood samples, May 20 - July 27.
Academic training in biology / ecology. Transect surveyors must have previous experience with bird identification by sight and sound, will ideally have experience with line transect or point-count surveys, and must be >20 years of age and have a valid driver’s license (for driving rental vehicles). Nest searchers will ideally have previous nest searching and monitoring experience, and/or experience with handling birds, though other demonstrated field skills will be considered. All applicants must be able to work independently and with a team, be cordial to landowners, and be tolerant of hot weather, physical labor, early starts, long hours, 6-day work weeks, living in close quarters with other technicians in rural Kansas, and also be able to transport themselves to field station residences.
To apply, email a cover letter, noting position of interest, and CV with 3 references to Dr. William E. Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org (postal address: Department of Biological Sciences, Campus Box 4050, Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801).