Wild Pig Research Technician: South Carolina

Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources: University of Georgia
Savannah River Site near Aiken, SC
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Job Description: The University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Lab is soliciting applications for 2 motivated research technicians to assist with a project evaluating the efficacy of baits in attracting wild pigs through fine-scale monitoring of wild pig movements. The main responsibilities will include live trapping and radio collaring wild pigs which involves scouting and maintaining bait sites, maintaining remote cameras, putting up and taking down traps, and handling chemically immobilized wild pigs. Other main responsibilities include conducting baited remote camera surveys and processing camera images. Additional duties may include using radio telemetry to locate collared pigs, data management in excel, maintaining field equipment, game camera video processing and other related tasks. The anticipated start date for the positions is early January 2024 and is expected to last 6 months but can potentially be extended through the summer.
Qualifications: A B.S. in wildlife ecology or a related field, or students working towards a degree in these fields is required. 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. Preference also will be given to candidates with experience capturing and handling wildlife, specifically large mammals, and conducting remote camera surveys. The candidates must be able to work long days outdoors in variable weather conditions with biting insects and be able to lift and carry heavy objects. Other helpful qualifications include the ability to mechanically repair equipment in the field, drive 4x4 vehicles, tow a trailer for moving traps, and strong navigation skills. 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. 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 Sydney Brewer: sydney.brewer@uga.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. Salary will be $13.25/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
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Sydney Brewer
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