Seasonal Technician- Tri-colored Bat Ecology- Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina
Last Date to Apply
The Clemson University Wildlife and Fisheries Program is seeking one seasonal technician to assist a graduate student with a study on fall foraging site selection, roost site selection, and torpor patterns of tri-colored bats (Perimyotis subflavus) in northwestern South Carolina near Clemson. Work will be conducted in the Andrew Pickens Ranger District (APD) of the Sumter National Forest. The start date will be September 1st, and work will continue through November 1st (dates are approximate). This is a 40-hr/week position with irregular hours; most work being conducted after dark. A field vehicle will be provided but there will be no housing accommodations.
Primary job duties include:
• Assist with the capturing and tagging of bats in the APD
• Tracking radio-tagged bats to roost sites on a daily basis
• Collecting torpor data by setting up monitors at roost trees
• Collecting habitat/vegetation data
• Placing acoustic detectors at designated locations throughout the APD
• Maintaining equipment
• Completing data entry
• Performing WNS decontamination procedures
For more information about this position, contact Dr. Susan Loeb (email@example.com).
• Must have a B.S. in Wildlife Biology, Conservation Biology, Zoology, or another related field
• Must be comfortable working collaboratively or independently if asked to
• Must be self-motivated with a strong work ethic
• Strong organizational skills
• Proficient at orienteering
• Must be comfortable walking long distances in rough terrain
• Must be comfortable working after dark in unpleasant weather
• Must have a valid driver’s license
• Must be a U.S. citizen
Additional experience that is preferred but not required: radio-telemetry proficiency, knowledge of acoustic monitoring, mist-netting experience, bat handling experience, and use of handheld GPS units. Minorities and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Please submit a cover letter, CV or resume, and 3 professional references as a single PDF to Eduardo Rosales (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “Tri-colored Bat Technician”. The deadline for applications is July 18, 2022, but applications will be reviewed upon submission.