Wildlife Research Technician: Florida

Tall Timbers Research Station
Tallahassee, FL
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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The Stoddard Bird Lab (part of Tall Timbers Research Station) is looking to hire 1-2 temporary positions (Jan – May; start and end date flexible) to assist in research and monitoring of the imperiled frosted elfin butterfly. Research is meant to inform management decisions related to fire return intervals, field identification, and translocation of the frosted elfin. Field work will be conducted at the Apalachicola National Forest, with minor laboratory tasks to be completed on-site at Tall Timbers Research Station. Typical duties include searching host plant (sundial lupine) patches for frosted elfin presence, capture and marking of individuals, vegetation sampling, and searching for additional host plant patches. Field work includes walking though sandhill habitat over rough, uneven terrain in adverse climate conditions. Additionally, the applicant may occasionally participate in other projects at Tall Timbers related to fire and other rare invertebrate and vertebrate species. Housing will be provided on-site at Tall Timbers Research Station (20min north of Tallahassee, FL). Applicants may be asked to share housing with other interns and technicians of Tall Timbers Research Station. Health and dental insurance coverage will be provided.
Necessary qualifications include: • A Bachler’s degree in biology, conservation, wildlife or a related field • Valid U.S. driver’s license with a clean driving record • Ability to work both independently and as a team • Proficiency with binoculars • Able to navigate using GPS units • Ability to work in hot/humid climate conditions • Willingness to perform occasional night-time surveys of caterpillars • Able to accurately record scientific data • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products • Strong organizational skills Other preferred qualifications include, butterfly and/or insect identification skills, proficiency with ArcGIS and GPS technology (Trimble units), and those with a keen interest in wildlife research. If interested, please send a cover letter and CV with at least 3 references to the email address below.
Contact Person
Robert T. Meyer
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