Wild Turkey Research Technician: Nebraska

School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Western Nebraska
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$13/hour with housing and work truck included
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Applied Wildlife Ecology & Spatial Movement Lab and Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) are recruiting a field technician to assist with studying wild turkey ecology in western Nebraska. Field season will run from April or May to August. This study will examine various facets of wild turkey ecology including reproduction, disease, harvest, gobbling chronology, predation risk, genetics, and spatial ecology. The expected results from this research project will be directly applicable to wild turkey management in Nebraska and will contribute critical information to the broader understanding of factors affecting wild turkey population declines across the United States. Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to capture and GPS monitoring of male and female wild turkeys, nest and brood monitoring, vegetation surveys, disease monitoring, mesopredator camera trap surveys, and acoustic monitor setup and maintenance. This a collaborative project with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and faculty at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Georgia. As such, the successful candidates will work with a team of graduate students, field technicians, private landowners, university faculty, and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission biologists. Field season housing and field transportation will be provided.
Preference will be given to applicants pursuing or who have a B.S. in wildlife ecology or a related field. Successful candidates will have: (1) experience with radio telemetry, wildlife tracking; (2) experience setting up trail cameras; (3) experience with vegetation sampling; (4) strong interpersonal skills as daily interaction with landowners, hunters, state agency personnel, and other stakeholders will occur; (5) willingness to work early mornings, late nights, and weekends when necessary during the field season; and (6) experience operating 4WD pickup trucks. To be considered for these positions, please send a cover letter outlining your interests, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references (name, email, phone, address) combined in a single PDF file with the file name formatted as lastname_firstname.pdf (e.g., doe_john.pdf) with the subject line titled: “Wild Turkey Research Technician” to Dr. Andrew Little (alittle6@unl.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination
Contact Person
Dr. Andrew Little
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