Tri-colored Bat Research Technician- South Carolina

Agency
Clemson University
Location
Aiken, South Carolina
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$12/hour (40 hours a week); housing included
Start Date
11/01/2018
Last Date to Apply
09/16/2018
Description
We are seeking one seasonal technician to assist an MS student studying winter roosting ecology and torpor patterns of tri-colored bats in an area devoid of caves or mines. Technician duties include: assistance with bat capture from alternate roosts (potential mist netting), daily tracking of radio-tagged bats to roost sites, maintenance of data logging equipment (Lotek and iButton), collection of roost characteristics and habitat data, regular data entry, and performance of WNS decontamination procedures. The timing of work hours may be irregular due to the study species nocturnal nature, but work hours will mostly be during daylight hours.
Qualifications
Required: 1. Have completed 3 shot rabies pre-exposure series prior to start date 2. Possess a valid U.S. driver’s license and clean driving record 3. Must be a U.S. citizen and able to pass a background check to obtain security clearance 4. Be able to lift and carry 40lbs across uneven terrain regularly 5. Comfortable working alone in remote areas 6. A positive attitude, be detail oriented, and able to communicate 7. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions (rain, heat, cold, and snow) Preferred: 1. B.S. or degree enrollment in wildlife biology or a related field 2. An interest and enthusiasm for bat conservation and disease ecology 3. Previous telemetry and/or bat handling experience 4. Comfortable sharing field housing with a dog How to apply: Please send a cover letter (1 page), resume/CV, and contacts for three references as a single PDF to the contact below. Please format your email subject line as “PESU Technician 2018”. Applications will not be accepted after the posted deadline of 16 Sep 2018.
Contact Person
Blaise Newman
Contact eMail
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