Research Technicians (Carnivore and Ungulate Interactions) – South Carolina

Agency
Clemson University
Location
Field site near McCormick, SC
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$2,262/month (before taxes). Housing and Clemson University employee benefits provided.
Start Date
01/02/2021
Last Date to Apply
09/25/2020
Description
We are looking for 3 full-time technicians to assist with field research on the spatial ecology and interactions of coyotes and ungulates (white-tailed deer and wild pigs) in the Piedmont region of South Carolina. Crew members will gain experience in all aspects of the project, although each member will have a particular area of focus in support of deer, coyote, or wildlife camera data collection. These are temporary positions starting in early January and ending August 31st, 2020. Duties include but are not limited to: adult and neonate deer capture and collaring, carnivore scat transects, camera grid maintenance, photo processing, vegetation surveys, animal tracking via radio-telemetry, GPS collar data downloads, deer neonate searches, mortality surveys, data management for all field activities, and equipment maintenance/repair. Field vehicles will be provided for research-related activities. Other duties will include interacting with private landowners and coordinating with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR). These positions will provide opportunities to network with professionals through Clemson University and South Carolina DNR. We are looking for positive, hard-working, detail-oriented individuals with excellent communication skills. Crew members are expected to maintain these qualities while working long and abnormal hours in adverse field conditions (high humidity, heat, cold, rain, biting insects, etc.). Individuals from traditionally minoritized groups are particularly encouraged to apply. See below for specific qualification requirements and preferences.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in wildlife management, ecology, or a related field Experience gathering scientific data and working independently and in team settings Experience keeping data organized Willingness to work and live in a slightly remote field setting (15 minute drive to the nearest grocery) Knowledge of life-history and ecology of white-tailed deer Willingness to work with deer and coyote carcasses Willingness to be alone in the woods at night Willingness/ability to complete online training Ability to remain motionless (sitting) in elevated tree stands for extended hours Ability to carry 50 lbs of gear Valid US driver’s licence Preferred Qualifications: Experience hunting, particularly bowhunting white-tailed deer, strongly preferred Experience tracking animals via radio-telemetry Experience driving 4x4 vehicles (trucks, ATVs, side-by-sides) on poor road conditions Experience safely towing/trailering equipment To apply: Submit a single document containing a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references via email to Mike Muthersbaugh at mmuther@clemson.edu. Label the document with lastname_firstname_Application (e.g., Swinney_Dabo_Application). Subject of all email correspondence should be “Research Technician Position 2021.”
Contact Person
Mike Muthersbaugh
Contact eMail
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