The Applied Wildlife Ecology and Spatial Movement Lab (AWESM lab; https://wildlifeecologylab.unl.edu/) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking a highly motivated field technician to lead aural point counts for pheasants in Northeastern Nebraska. Anticipated start date is March 30, 2023 and is expected to end June 3, 2023. This work is part of a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission funded research project focused on identifying and prioritizing habitat for pheasant conservation and management in agriculturally dominated landscapes. Job duties include daily point counts, acoustic monitor set-up, habitat mapping and data management. The lead technician will be responsible for coordinating daily field activities with local biologists and other technicians. Point counts will begin daily one hour before sunrise, weather permitting, but other day-to-day activities will vary.
Qualified applicants should know pheasants by sight and sound, and be able to use GPS and maps. Organization and communication skills are essential for the lead position. Prior experience leading a research or data collection team in the field is preferred. The selected candidate should be able to work independently, work in cold weather for several hours at a time, and deal with adverse conditions including biting insects. A valid driver’s license is required and experience driving off-road or in rough conditions is preferred.
Technicians will be provided a university provided vehicle for field work and housing will be provided for the duration of the position. To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter outlining your experiences as they pertain to this position; a resume or curriculum vitae; and contact information for 3 professional references (name, email, phone, address) combined in a single PDF file with the file name formatted as lastname_firstname.pdf (e.g., doe_john.pdf) to Allison Barg (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.