Small Mammal Trapping Technician — Wisconsin

Agency
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location
Odanah, WI
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$1200 stipend
Start Date
08/03/2018
Last Date to Apply
05/25/2018
Description
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is hiring one technician to assist a MS student with small mammal trapping efforts in northern Wisconsin for one month. Trapping will be conducted as part of a 2-person crew. Duties include, but are not limited to, setting and checking Sherman traps, measuring and ear-tagging small mammals, and data collection and entry. This position is based out of Odanah, WI, where housing is provided.
Qualifications
- Working toward or possess a degree in Wildlife Ecology or a closely related field - Previous experience with fieldwork and small mammal trapping - Reliable data collection, entry, and management and note-taking skills - Ability to work long hours with a positive attitude in difficult weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, biting insects, and thick vegetation - Enthusiasm for small mammal population ecology and the North Woods ecosystem - Willingness to learn new skills and maintain a flexible schedule The successful applicant will be enthusiastic and self-motivated to complete quality work on time and will demonstrate good communication abilities. The applicant should demonstrate strong abilities to work independently with minimal supervision while also working as an effective team member. To apply, please send a one-page cover letter, resume with relevant experience, and 3 references as attachments in an email to Ally Scott (allym7@vt.edu) with the title “Small Mammal Technician.”
Contact Person
Ally Scott
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