Volunteer Field Biology Tech (2) – Minnesota

Agency
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Location
Cook, MN
Job Category
Volunteer Openings
Salary
$75/week/person grocery account plus lodging
Start Date
01/02/2018
Last Date to Apply
11/30/2017
Description
White-tailed Deer Habitat Study: 2 Volunteer Field Biology Tech Positions for 2018 Winter Field Season (Jan - Mar 2018) Duties: (1) Population-level assessment of winter nutritional status by serial collection and chemical analysis of white-tailed deer urine voided in snow (snow-urine). There will be extensive use of trucks, snowmobiles, snowshoes, and handheld GPS units. Duties will include collecting fresh snow-urine samples, specimen handling for laboratory analyses, data-recording, computer data input (Excel), basic GIS mapping, and equipment inventory and maintenance. (2) Investigation of mortalities of GPS-collared deer for cause. (3) Ground-truthing habitat types remotely interpreted in the UMN Remote Sensing and Geospatial Laboratory. Lodging provided at our field station located at the U. S. Forest Service barracks in Cook, MN, and $75/week/person grocery allowance.
Qualifications
An undergraduate degree in wildlife biology/conservation or a closely related field. Experience with handheld GPS units, maps, snowmobiles, driving pickup trucks and hauling trailers is desirable. Some training and certification will be provided. Volunteers must be comfortable with group lodging. : If interested, please contact Dr. Bill Severud at seve0135@umn.edu or project leader, Dr. Glenn DelGiudice at glenn.delgiudice@state.mn.us with a CV/resume detailing your academic background and prior field experience. Deadline: 30 November 2017
Contact Person
Dr. Bill Severud
Contact eMail
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