Lead Technician-Indiana

Indiana State University
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$450/week for 12 weeks, beginning 15 May 2018. Housing and field vehicle will be provided. Use of personal vehicle may be occasionally required. Indiana State University will not pay for relocation costs (moving expenses).
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Lead Technician (12 week term) job description: The Center for Bat Research, Outreach, and Conservation at Indiana State University is recruiting one (1) Lead Field Technician to aid in a 12 week study of bats in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Research will involve mistnet surveys to capture bats, use of radio telemetry to track bats to their day-roosts, use of radio telemetry to asses foraging areas, measuring habitat characteristics around roosts, and deploying bat detectors to record bat calls in remote forested areas in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. The technician will work closely with a graduate student to gain familiarity with the study area and survey techniques. On a daily basis, the technician will work with 2 other technicians and the graduate student to accomplish project objectives (capture, tracking, veg plots). The principal investigator will be present for capture surveys. Duties will also include driving (4WD field vehicle will be provided, personal vehicle mileage will be reimbursed), hiking long distances in mountainous terrain (up to 10 miles/day), carrying heavy equipment, data entry, and data management. Housing will be provided (in Harrogate, TN or Middlesboro, KY), but over-night camping may occasionally be required. Application process: To apply for this position, send CV, cover letter, and names of three references as one PDF file to James Cox at cugabats@gmail.com. Applications are due by March 16th but review of applications will begin immediately. In the subject line of your email, please include “Cumberland Gap Bat Lead Technician.”
Required: B.S. degree in Wildlife, Natural Resources, Biology or other related field. It is imperative that you have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and be in good physical condition. It is also critical that you are detail oriented and have experience collecting data for research studies. Must possess a valid driver's license and pass driving record check. Desired: Proficiency with radio telemetry in difficult terrain. Experience navigating using GPS and topographic maps. Applicants who have experience with bats and who have completed the pre-exposure series of rabies vaccinations will be given priority, but ISU will pay for vaccinations for individuals who are otherwise highly qualified.
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James Cox
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