Cape May Raptor Banding Project offers a unique opportunity for aspiring professionals in wildlife biology or related fields to gain valuable experience in all aspects of banding raptors during the fall migration. The Research Assistant appointment runs from the end of August through the end of November. The selected candidate receives free housing, a stipend for their time and a work experience that helps build an impressive resume.
Responsibilities include: setting up banding stations including placement and installation of traps; providing public programs and banding demonstrations; repair and upkeep of equipment; data collection and reporting; banding birds of prey; assisting other cooperating researchers as necessary.
Qualified candidates will posses the following:
Bachelor's degree in wildlife biology or related field (or the expectation of the degree by the time of the appointment) ;
Ability to work closely with banders and researchers;
Willingness to work long hours including weekends in a variety of field conditions;
Ability to communicate effectively;
Attention to detail and the ability to work independently;
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. in a variety of outdoor conditions and over uneven terrain;
Previous experience with bird banding, handling live birds and public speaking is preferred.
Resumes are accepted through May 1. A selection will be made in June.
To apply; submit a cover letter, resume and three references in one document (Word or PDF is acceptable) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the following naming convention for your file; LastName FirstName.