Wild Pig Camera Technician: South Carolina

Savannah River Ecology Lab
Aiken, SC
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Job Description: The University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Lab is soliciting applications for a motivated research technician to assist with a research project focused on estimating abundance of wild pigs using remote cameras and assessing environmental and agricultural damages caused by wild pigs. The project will involve a) conducting remote camera surveys, b) conducting land surveys to assess pig damage, c) communicating with landowners to document damages caused by wild pigs, d) analyzing camera images, and other related duties. The anticipated start is mid-March, 2022. This position is expected to last through September 2022.
Qualifications: A B.S. in wildlife ecology or a related field, or students working towards a degree in these fields is required. Candidates also should have a strong background in applied wildlife ecology and prior experience conducting field research. We are looking for self-motivated, responsible, efficient, and enthusiastic individuals, and preference will be given to applicants possessing both strong field and organizational skills. In particular, prior experience using remote cameras is preferred. The candidates must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Successful applicants are expected to demonstrate commitment to timely completion of deliverables, effective communication with the research team, and the ability to work independently and in a team setting. This position will be located at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory in Aiken, SC. A background check will be required for this position. Savannah River Ecology Laboratory: The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory is a research unit of the University of Georgia located on the 300 mi2 Savannah River Site, a Department of Energy facility near Aiken, SC. With a staff of over 140 faculty members, postdocs, research professionals, technicians, and graduate students, the laboratory pursues basic and applied research at multiple levels of ecological organization, from atoms to ecosystems. SREL also provides opportunities for graduate and undergraduate research training, and service to the community through environmental outreach. Throughout its 65+ year history SREL has strived to acquire and communicate knowledge that contributes to sound ecological stewardship. Application: To apply, please send the following in a single PDF document: 1) cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position, 2) a CV, and 3) names and contact information for three references to Chuck Taylor: charles.taylor2@uga.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. Salary will be $11.50/hr; no housing is provided with this position. Successful applicants will be working in Dr. Jim Beasley’s lab at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources; more information on research in the Beasley lab can be found at: http://www.beasleywildlifelab.srel.uga.edu/index.html The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status.
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Chuck Taylor
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