Native Mussel and Amphibian Technician-Wyoming

Wyoming Natural Diversity Database
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The Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD) at the University of Wyoming is hiring a technician to assist with surveys for native mussels in Wyoming. Surveys will primarily occur in the eastern drainages of Wyoming. The crew is based in Laramie, but we will travel to and camp (tents and/or camper) at field sites. Technicians will survey for mussels using several techniques (snorkeling, viewing tubes and tactile searches). In addition, July will primarily be spent working in the mountains of western Wyoming assisting with a project focused on refining amphibian distributions in Wyoming using visual surveys and environmental DNA (eDNA). Technicians will be asked to backpack/hike across rugged terrain with heavy packs and field equipment. End date to the position in the description- 10/31/2018
Applicants with research background in aquatic ecology will be strong candidates, but anyone interested is encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and productively work with others and independently. The person must be reliable, have great communication skills, be detail-oriented and be able to record accurate data in all situations. Well qualified applicants will have a high school diploma plus two years of experience in malacology, invertebrate zoology, fish and wildlife management, herpetology, zoology, or ichthyology, or two years of college course work towards a baccalaureate degree in a relevant or closely related field. Experience working in the field, conducting biological surveys, and collecting field data is favored.
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Oliver Wilmot
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