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Research Technicians – Greater Sage-grouse: Utah State (N.Dakota)
Utah State University
SW NorthDakota / Wyoming
Last Date to Apply
We are seeking experienced technicians to assist a graduate student with MS research looking at translocated and resident radio-marked sage-grouse movements and vital rates. The position will begin in early March or early April and will end in August, with the possibility of extending based on workload. The field work will take place in the Bowman ND area. Primary tasks will include: conducting lek surveys, tracking radio-collared birds, assisting with trapping and collaring birds, assisting with translocations, conducting vegetation surveys, and assisting in some training and lab meetings. Housing will be provided at the field sites and will be shared with other technicians.
Applicants must have a BS in wildlife or closely related field, or be actively working on completing a degree in this area. They must be in good physical health and be able to work long hours in adverse environmental conditions. Field work can be physically demanding, and the ability to hike safely over steep, rocky, remote terrain is required. Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience with working on grouse, radio-telemetry, identifying and measuring vegetation, and safely working with ATV’s and 4WD vehicles. A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record is required. Must be willing to interact with the public. Applicant must be willing to have a positive attitude while working odd, long, and variable hours. Schedule must be flexible (late-night trapping and early morning lek counts).
To apply: email a cover letter and resume (as one PDF or Word Document) to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “(Name) USU Research Technician” in the email subject line, e.g. “Joe Smith USU Research Technician”.