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  • Ed Laurent 10 September 2017 @ 2:06pm

    Graduate Assistantship - Red-cockaded Woodpecker Conservation (from ECOLOG-L)

    Dr. Paige Ferguson, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama, is seeking a PhD or MS student to begin in Spring 2017, Summer 2017, or Fall 2018.

    Research will focus on conservation of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers and land management. Potential research topics include RCW population dynamics and management in the Oakmulgee Ranger District of the Talladega National Forest or modeling future land use change scenarios and their relationship to RCW management. Close collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and stakeholders is anticipated.

    Applicants should have a background in many of the following: ecology, environmental science, ornithology, wildlife management, GIS, ecological modeling, statistics, computer programming, stakeholder outreach, and field work. Applicants should be highly motivated and prepared to conduct independent field and modeling research.

    To apply, please email Dr. Ferguson (pfferguson [at] ua.edu) the following:

    1. a cover letter describing your interest in the project and prior experiences that have prepared you for graduate work in Dr. Ferguson’s lab
    2. your undergraduate transcript (an unofficial copy is fine),
    3. GRE scores,
    4. a sample of your scientific writing (for example a manuscript or lab report), and
    5. contact information for 3 references.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

    The position comes with a full tuition waiver, a competitive 12 month stipend, and health insurance. Funding is available as a Graduate Teaching Assistant through the Department of Biological Sciences. Highly qualified applicants may be considered for Graduate School Fellowships, which offer a Research Assistantship during the student’s first year. Funding for summer field work expenses and conference attendance are available.

    Additional information is available from the following links:
    Dr. Ferguson’s Research: http://bsc.ua.edu/paige-ferguson/
    Department of Biological Sciences: http://bsc.ua.edu/
    Graduate School: http://graduate.ua.edu
    University of Alabama: http://www.ua.edu
    Tuscaloosa: http://www.tuscaloosa.com/visitor-services
    Outdoor opportunities in Alabama: http://www.outdooralabama.com

  • Ed Laurent 8 September 2017 @ 8:38am

    PhD position - Ecology of cats and birds (from ECOLOG-L)

    The Flockhart Lab (tylerflockhart.com) at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is seeking an inspired PhD student to study the population ecology of free-roaming cats and birds in urban areas. The position involves conducting field surveys for birds and cats, vegetation/habitat sampling, interacting with residents and town administrators, and possibly mark-recapture of birds and fecal analysis. 

    The ideal candidate would have skills in organizing volunteers, wildlife identification (must be proficient in eastern USA birds by sight and sound) and experience with the statistical software R. Individuals with bird banding experience would by extremely valuable to the project. Expect to communicate with partners, lead field staff, collaborate with diverse stakeholders and interact with researchers from a variety of institutions. 

    The position will ideally start January 1, 2018 and is based at the UMCES Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, Maryland. Frostburg is a small university town in western Maryland with an abundance of nearby outdoor recreational opportunities. Two years of support is available but the student will be expected to apply for both internal and external fellowships and funding opportunities for their research. 

    To inquire about the opportunity please email with questions. To be considered for the position, please first email Tyler Flockhart (tyler.flockhart [at] umces.edu) a single PDF containing (1) a one-page statement of interest (2) a CV with relevant experience, unofficial transcripts & GRE (and if appropriate TOFEL) scores, and (3) contact information for two academic references. Please indicate “Wildlife Ecology PhD position” in your subject line. Your statement of interest should include why you suit the position and how the position will help you achieve your career goals. Applications will be evaluated as they are received but the deadline has been extended to September 15, 2017 as formal applications for grad school are due by the end of September, 2017.

  • Ed Laurent 6 September 2017 @ 9:15pm

    PhD Position in Avian Evolutionary Ecology

     

    (from ECOLOG-L)

    The Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program (SHARP) is looking for a Ph.D. student in
    evolutionary ecology to start January 2018.  The successful candidate will supervise field crews
    across the Northeast US (Maine to Virginia) and assess variation in the demographic rates of tidal
    marsh sparrows with respect to marsh restoration and various environmental gradients.  The position
    will be in the Olsen lab (http://olsen.umaine-biology.org/) at the University of Maine, with close
    collaboration with Dr. Adrienne Kovach at the University of New Hampshire
    (http://www.kovachlab.com) and an opportunity for molecular training and co-advisement. The
    student will also work closely with SHARP, a collaborative group of researchers studying tidal marsh
    bird ecology and conservation across the Northeast (www.tidalmarshbirds.org). The student will be
    based primarily in Orono, Maine during the academic year, an hour to the ocean and an hour and a
    half to Maine’s highest peak.  

    The successful applicant will have extensive mist-netting experience (previous time as a federal
    banding subpermittee strongly preferred) and the demonstrated ability to supervise technicians in
    the field.  Strong organizational skills, intellectual curiosity, and an undying love (or at least
    tolerance) of mud, bugs, and the soul-cleansing fires of fieldwork are a must.  The ability to work well
    with a large variety of biological professionals at wildlife refuges, state and federal agencies, and
    universities is also necessary.  An M.S. in a related field is preferred, but qualified candidates with
    extensive experiences will be considered regardless.  Previous training in molecular methods, or an
    interest in learning about ecological genomics and applying it to field-relevant questions is also
    encouraged.

    To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for at least three
    references to brian.olsen [at] maine.edu with “Evolutionary Ecology Student Search” as the subject line.

     

  • Ed Laurent 6 September 2017 @ 8:28pm

    Resident Naturalist position in the Peruvian Amazon (From ECOLOG-L)

    The Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon (ASA), a non-profit organization working in the southeastern Peruvian Amazon, is pleased to announce the position of Resident Naturalist beginning in December, 2017. The successful applicant will be based at Finca Las Piedras, the ASA’s field site in Peru’s Madre de Dios Department.

    POSITION: Resident Naturalist
    LOCATION: Finca Las Piedras, Madre de Dios, Peru
    POSITION DURATION: Minimum 4 months
    START DATE: December 1, 2017
    APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 22, 2017

    JOB DESCRIPTION
    Resident Naturalists (RNs) work closely with ASA academic faculty and staff to facilitate ongoing biological research and monitoring, sustainable tropical agriculture, and community engagement and education programs at Finca Las Piedras, in Peru’s Madre de Dios Department. RNs are part of the public face of the ASA’s programs in Peru, and are part of a dynamic team of researchers, conservation and development professionals, and students from around the world. In addition to assigned tasks, naturalists are encouraged to develop individual projects within their areas of interest, which may include anything from community service activities to biological or agricultural research.

    This is a residency position, meaning that the successful applicant will live on site, full time. RNs receive the equivalent of one day off per week, although given the nature of field research and ongoing projects at the field site, time off will be scheduled to ensure that a staff member is always available on site daily.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Biological Research and Monitoring
    The ASA maintains a number of research and monitoring projects aimed at biodiversity conservation in the southeastern Peruvian Amazon. These include mammal, bird, and insect inventories and population monitoring, plant phenology, and rain forest dynamics plots, among others. RNs assist project leaders in data collection and entry, experimental design and setup, etc., as needed. Naturalists will also have the opportunity to assist visiting researchers when required.

    Sustainable Tropical Agriculture
    Activities at Finca Las Piedras include a variety of agricultural experiments, on site production of food for consumption at the station, and the use of compost and biochar, among others. RNs will assist in these as needed.

    Community Engagement and Education
    Naturalists will also assist ASA faculty and staff in a number of ongoing programs both at Finca Las Piedras and in Monterrey and Planchon, the nearest local communities to the field site. In particular, RNs spend a large amount of their time assisting the ASA’s volunteer and internship programs when these programs are active.

    Social Media
    Resident Naturalists contribute to outreach efforts on social media. Naturalists are required to create material for distribution across a variety of platforms each week, including Facebook, Instagram, and the ASA blog.

    General Duties
    In addition to the duties mentioned above, Naturalists will contribute to day-to-day operations and basic facilities maintenance. General duties may include, but are not limited to:

    • Daily weather station readings
    • Guide/interpret/translate guided natural history hikes
    • Logistical support for academic programs
    • Assist other departments (e.g., kitchen, maintenance) as needed

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Minimum 4 month commitment required
    • Minimum bachelor’s degree in natural or environmental sciences or related field
    • Fluency in English (required)
    • At least basic Spanish (preferred)
    • Experience working/living abroad, especially in the tropics (preferred)
    • Teaching experience (preferred)
    • Enthusiasm and strong work ethic
    • Flexibility in schedule and work environment
    • Maturity/must live with and work well with others in close setting
    • Excellent physical condition
    • Traveler’s insurance (proof required upon acceptance)
    • CPR/first aid certification (proof required upon acceptance)

    TRAINING
    Upon arrival at Finca Las Piedras, Resident Naturalists undergo an intensive, one-week training period. Naturalists are given an overview of current projects spanning the ASA’s three interrelated focal areas: biological research and monitoring, sustainable tropical agriculture, and community engagement and education, as well as the methodologies used for research and outreach work in these areas. Naturalists will also be trained informally throughout the duration of their term at Finca Las Piedras.

    COMPENSATION
    This is an unpaid position. However, all room and board is provided on-site at Finca Las Piedras, 7 days per week, for the duration of the appointment. Work-related local transportation, including pickup from the Puerto Maldonado airport (PEM) or bus terminal, is covered. Resident Naturalists are responsible for their international flight to Peru, including airfare, taxes, airport fees, flight insurance, etc.), and domestic air or land travel to Puerto Maldonado.

    HOW TO APPLY
    The following are required to apply for this position:

    1. A cover letter of interest
    2. Current CV/resume with contact information for two references
    3. Most recent unofficial university transcript

    Completed applications should include each of the three required items, and should be submitted as a single PDF document, in the order listed above, by the application deadline (September 22, 2017). Document title should read: “last name”_“RN application”.pdf

    Send completed applications to: info at sustainableamazon.org with “Resident Naturalist application” in the subject line.

  • Ed Laurent 5 August 2016 @ 3:15pm

    [ECOLOG-L] Assistant Professor of Wildlife Management

    About SUNY Cobleskill:

    The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill is an accredited polytechnic college that is primarily baccalaureate and residential. SUNY Cobleskill is one of few institutions in the United States where an undergraduate student may also choose to earn an associate degree. The College has an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students in 52 programs divided into two schools - Agriculture and Natural Resources; Business and Liberal Arts & Sciences. An economic engine for rural New York, SUNY Cobleskill is home to a wide array of extended learning and professional development opportunities.

    Modeling experiential education, SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing small classes, excellent facilities, and a hands-on learning environment. Whether students plan to further their education or begin their professional careers, they graduate with the foundation to pursue their goals and to succeed.

    Job Description:

    The Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Environmental Science (FWES) at SUNY Cobleskill invites applications for a 10-month tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor with an expertise in applied wildlife management to start in Spring (January) 2017.  This is an applied teaching position with a preference given to applicants that seek to develop an undergraduate research program.

    The Department of FWES is a small, collaborative department of 7 full-time faculty, 1 Fish Hatchery Manager, and 3 staff who are committed to high quality, applied, undergraduate education.  Department members share the teaching philosophy that students learn best by doing; therefore laboratories and field trips are "hands-on".   The typical faculty teaching load is 12-13 contact hours per semester.  A fleet of campus vans is available to transport students to field sites.

    FWES currently enrolls approximately 260 undergraduates in the following four majors: (1) Bachelor of Technology (BT) in Wildlife Management, (2) BT in Fisheries and Aquaculture, (3) Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Fisheries and Wildlife Technology, and (4) AAS in Environmental Studies.  Wildlife management majors comprise 49% of the student body in this department.  FWES moved into a new Agriculture and Natural Resources Center in 2014 with state of the art facilities including standalone laboratories in mammalogy, ornithology, herpetology, aquatic science, a taxidermy studio, two environmentally controlled research rooms and a 50,000 gallon cold water fish hatchery. FWES maintains an impressive teaching specimen collection of fishes, herpetofauna (including one of the largest collections of live North American turtles at any college or university in the world), birds, mammals, a diversity of invertebrates, and higher plants.

    The successful applicant must have a strong interest in higher education and be enthusiastic about creating educational teaching environments that are innovative and inspiring to students in the classroom and in the field.  FWES encourages applicants who have a commitment to fostering undergraduate research and training.  The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record of teaching and mentoring undergraduates.

    We seek an individual with field experiences in the applied aspects of wildlife management and wildlife techniques. It is expected that the applicant will have the ability to incorporate GIS techniques into their courses. The successful applicant will teach: Terrestrial Ecology, Wildlife Management and possibly a section of Introduction to Natural Resource Conservation during fall semesters. Spring teaching responsibilities include: Wildlife Techniques and Natural History of the Vertebrates. Preference will be given to applicants dedicated to teaching applied wildlife field techniques to undergraduate students.  Other teaching responsibility may be necessary at the direction of the Chair of FWES.  Other duties include undergraduate student advisement, and participation in campus governance. 

    Much of FWES funding comes from successful, faculty lead grants and contracts.  Preference will be given to the candidate that provides evidence of funded grants and contracts, with a track record of using these resources for students in applied research. 

    Requirements:

    A Ph.D. in Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology, Terrestrial Vertebrate Ecology or other closely aligned discipline is required. 

    Preferred Qualifications:

    College teaching experience is preferred.  Applicant must demonstrate a record of scholarship in the form of peer-reviewed publication, successful grant writing and presentations at professional meetings.

    Additional Information:

    This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country. Salary range for this position is $50,000-$55,000.

    This is a full time, 10 month, tenure track position.

    SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community for our students and employees. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of the background check.

    Application Instructions:

    The application review process will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found; priority is given to applications submitted by August 15, 2016.

    Completed application consists of the following:

    Letter of application, addressing qualifications, position responsibilities, and college values
    Current CV
    Names, emails and phone numbers of at least three professional references
    SUNY Cobleskill application form

    For more information see the link below:
    https://cobleskill.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=74110

  • Gareth Rowell 31 May 2016 @ 11:52am


    CESU Coordinator
    Northeast Region
    NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

    Location: University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

    Duties:

    1. Overall CESU program management and operational responsibilities assigned by the Regional Chief of Natural Resources

    2. Coordinating with the Regional Advisory Groups, University, Partners, Superintendents, and Park Managers, for the natural, social, and cultural resource needs of the Region.

    3. Major duties include coordinating and advising on complex environmental issues such as climate change and its effects on park resources.

    4. Technical leadership in implementing an integrated and responsive coastal research program.

    5. Collaborate with university faculty, cooperating scientists, and NPS resource specialists and managers to facilitate the development and implementation of coastal research programs.

    6. Secure funding and other resources to support and expand the science/research program through university and other CESU non-federal partners.

    7. Coordinate technical peer review and agency review of cooperator research proposals and final reports.

    8. Collaborate with cooperating scientists on the preparation of research proposals, including budgets and timelines, to insure that NPS research and resource management needs are fulfilled.

    9. Provide technical advice and consultation to NER parks, the region, and servicewide, on science and resource management issues that are within the Senior Scientist/Research Coordinator's area of technical expertise.

    10. Assist parks with writing study proposals, analyzing and interpreting data, writing technical documents, and reviewing technical documents.

    11. Enter into collaborative research endeavors with university faculty and students, with a focus on coastal research related to a resource management issue confronting parks or filling a significant data gap.

    12. Serve as adjunct professor-in-residence at the CESU host university and engage in the university environment (e.g., mentor students, teach courses, collaborate on research projects).

    Further information

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439458900/

    Closes Monday 6/20/2016

     

  • Ed Laurent 20 May 2016 @ 12:14pm

    PhD position (Ref.# 7.3.16) in "Impacts of climate change on species
    interaction networks"

    The successful applicant will investigate the consequences of climate change
    for bird-plant interaction networks in the tropical Andes using established
    databases of traits and species interactions. He/she will employ trait-based
    analyses to investigate functional diversity and species interactions in
    future bird and plant communities. The candidate will further employ
    statistical methods from macroecology and will be supervised by a team of
    researchers from different disciplines. The position will offer the
    possibility of scientific exchange with international collaboration
    partners. We encourage the participation in graduate courses at the Goethe
    Graduate Academy (GRADE).

    Position requirements
    • An excellent Master degree (or equivalent) in Ecology or a related field
    • Research interests in the fields of community ecology and macroecology,
    preferably with a background in plant-animal interactions
    • Proficiency in advanced statistical analyses with R and in the handling of
    large databases; experience in ecological modeling is beneficial
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (knowledge of
    German is not mandatory)
    • Ambition to publish in international journals
    • Creativity and enthusiasm

    The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) is a member of the
    Leibniz Association and is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. SGN
    conducts natural history research with almost 800 employees and research
    institutions in six federal states. Within SGN, the Senckenberg Biodiversity
    and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) explores the interactions between
    biodiversity, climate, and society.

    Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany
    (TV-H E 13, 65%).The position will be for 3 years starting as soon as
    possible.The Senckenberg Research Institute supports equal opportunity of
    men and women and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally
    qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference. The place of
    employment will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The employer is the
    Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.

    Please submit your application before 5 June 2016 via e-mail as a single PDF file to:

    Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
    Senckenberganlage 25
    60325 Frankfurt
    E-Mail: recruiting[at]senckenberg.de

    Please include the reference to this position (Ref.#7.3.16) in the subject
    line and include a 1-page cover letter describing your motivation to apply,
    a CV including relevant certificates, a 1-page summary of your Master thesis
    and contact details of 2 potential referees.

    For scientific enquiries please contact PD Dr. Matthias Schleuning via
    email: matthias.schleuning[at]senckenberg.de

  • Ed Laurent 12 April 2016 @ 1:43pm

    [ECOLOG-L] Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University

    Position Function:  The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and
    Aquaculture in the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State
    University is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position
    in Conservation Biology/Wildlife Ecology at the assistant professor
    rank. This position has primary responsibilities in teaching, research
    and service to the University, the state of Mississippi, and the
    profession. The application can be located at:
    https://www.jobs.msstate.edu/ (PARF number 9531).

    Essential Duties:  The successful candidate will be expected to develop
    an exciting and high-impact, nationally/internationally recognized,
    externally-funded research program that complements the department's
    strengths, especially in applied conservation. The candidate should be
    broadly trained, with interests in one or more of the following areas:
    threatened and endangered species, biodiversity management, invasive
    species, global or regional environmental change and resiliency, human-
    wildlife conflict or behavioral/physiological/ reproductive ecology. The
    field-based portion of the research program should address both cutting
    edge techniques for applied wildlife management and basic ecological
    principals for population monitoring and habitat assessment. The
    candidate will work closely with non-governmental organizations, state
    and federal agencies to assist with non-game wildlife issues, especially
    threatened and endangered species. Expectations include advising
    undergraduates, mentoring graduate students, teaching undergraduate
    courses in topics such as conservation biology, wildlife science, animal
    behavior, human-wildlife conflicts, or physiological/environmental
    ecology, and graduate courses related to the individual's expertise.

    Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Wildlife Ecology,
    Conservation Biology, Natural Resources or Environmental Science,
    Biology, Animal Science/Physiology or closely related discipline by date
    of hire. Applicants are expected to develop a strong collaborative
    research program based on successful procurement of extramural funding,
    publish in peer-reviewed literature, and demonstrate excellence in
    teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels. All-But-
    Defended (ABD) applicants will be considered.  MSU is an equal
    opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive
    consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
    ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national
    origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information,
    protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
    We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of
    any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a
    diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

    Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with threatened or
    endangered species recovery, monitoring, policy, or demographics,
    climate change issues related to species distribution or movements,
    biodiversity management issues, human-wildlife conflict in coupled
    natural-human ecosystems, vertebrate behavioral ecology, physiological
    ecology, conservation biology or population ecology. Post-doctoral
    research and teaching experience.

    Instructions for Applying:  Applicants must complete the Personal Data
    Information Form online at www.jobs.msstate.edu and should attach a
    cover letter, curriculum vitae and statements of research and teaching
    philosophy. Send 2 letters of recommendation, official transcripts and
    reprints of 3 recent publications to Dr. Francisco Vilella at:
    fv1[at]msstate.edu

    Departmental Profile:  The department of Wildlife, Fisheries, &
    Aquaculture (WF&A) within the College of Forest Resources (CFR), has 19
    full-time and 12 affiliated faculty engaged in teaching, research,
    extension, service, and other scholarly activities; many carry joint
    appointments. The department offers a B.S in WF&A, with enrollment of
    around 200 undergraduate students in 5 concentrations. In addition, 70-
    80 graduate students are enrolled in our M.S. and Ph.D. programs.
    Facilities include an aviary, 11-acre deer research facility,
    aquaculture research facilities, an 1800-gal aquatic mesocosm facility,
    and extensive semi-natural agricultural experimental systems. WF&A works
    closely with NGOs, federal & state agencies and other MSU departments,
    including: USGS, USDA, MDWFP, USFWS, College of Vet Med, Zoological
    Institutions, TNC, National Wildlife Refuge systems and others.
    Mississippi is ranked 1st in US catfish production, and economic impact
    of hunting, fishing, & wildlife-related activities is $2.7 billion/year.
    For more information visit our website at:
    http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/wildlife/

  • Troy Wilson 7 March 2016 @ 8:43am

    Refuge Manager, GS-11/12

    APPLICATION DEADLINE FRIDAY MARCH 11, 2016

    Theodore Roosevelt Refuges Complex

    Yazoo, Holt Collier, and Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuges

    Are you looking for a management position on waterfowl refuges in the Mississippi Delta with numerous multi-faceted management activities?  Do you possess strong networking and partnership skills, enjoy working in a rural location, and inspire youth to enjoy the outdoors?  If so, this position is for you. 

    As Refuge Manager you would manage and supervise a multi-disciplinary staff of at least 4 FTE’s and manage a new Visitor Center that is being constructed at Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).  The Refuges’ habitat types include bottomland hardwoods, newly replanted forests, moist soil, agriculture, and cypress/tupelo gum sloughs.  These Refuges involve a wide variety of management tools and challenges.  You would ultimately oversee forestry management, land acquisition, reforestation efforts, cooperative farming, moist soil management, invasive species management, public use programs, maintenance, and biological inventorying and monitoring.  The Yazoo NWR office is located south of Greenville, MS, and the new Visitor Center will be just south of Onward, MS on Hwy 61.  The Complex’s headquarters is located at Panther Swamp NWR in Yazoo City, MS, approximately 37 miles from Yazoo NWR.  Although the office is in rural Mississippi, the convenience of city living in Vicksburg or Greenville is practical.  Refuge housing is also available on Yazoo NWR.    

    Visit link for further information and detailed instructions on how to apply.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/431018700/

  • Ed Laurent 7 January 2016 @ 9:40am

    [ECOLOG-L] SEASONAL JOB: Field Technician/Bird Bander with Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in Washington, D.C.

    Job Description: 2 skilled field technicians are needed between April-
    July for a study on birds and food webs in residential landscapes. This
    project works within the Neighborhood Nestwatch program
    (URL:http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/MigratoryBirds/Research/Neighborhood
    _Nestwatch/) and combines avian ecology, entomology and citizen science
    to investigate food resources for breeding birds in urban and suburban
    backyards. Daily duties may include bird banding, nest monitoring,
    insect sampling, color-band resighting, behavioral observation,
    vegetation/bird surveys, data entry, lab work and more.

    Required qualifications:  1) the ability to work independently and keep
    meticulous notes, 2) demonstrated field experience, 3) a valid driver’s
    license; 4) good color vision and 5) the personality to positively
    interact with the public on a spontaneous (but regular) basis

    Preferred qualifications: (1 position, Bird Bander) experience banding
    passerine birds (target netting, aging, color-banding etc.).
    (1 position, Field Technician), one or more of the following skills: 1)
    woody/horticultural plant identification experience, 2) field work in
    avian ecology, 3) avian handling experience

    Perks include the opportunity to learn a diverse array of skills and
    occasional pancakes. During the height of breeding season, applicants
    should expect long hours and a 6-7 day/wk schedule. Visits to field
    sites will require daily commutes in sometimes busy DC traffic
    conditions. MD housing and vehicles for work travel will be provided.
    Location is convenient to the District as well as many natural areas,
    national parks and cultural and historic sites. Salary will be
    commensurate with experience. ($375-450/week).

    To apply please send the following in a PDF or word document: 1) a
    letter of interest highlighting your relevant experience, dates of
    availability, and the reason you are interested in this position; 2) a
    CV, and 3) the names and contact information for three references that
    can attest to your experience and suitability for this position. Please
    send all documents to DESIREE NARANGO (Email:
    nestwatch.foodwebATgmail.com) and put FOOD WEB FIELD TECHNICIAN 2016 as
    the subject of your email application. Positions will be open until
    filled.

     

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