Avian Field Technician ~ Bioblogia.net

17 de abril de 2007

Avian Field Technician

Agency: Auburn University, Alabama

Location: NE Alabama

Description: We are looking for a field technician to assist with avian productivity research. Field technician will participate in a research project on estimating bird productivity in the Cumberland Plateau of northeast Alabama. Technician will identify and monitor breeding territories of selected passerines, sometimes hiking to remote locations. We anticipate the opportunity to see several rare species. Overnight camping may be required. Employment will begin May 1 (flexible-could be sooner) and last until the end of July (with the possibility of extending til August). Housing and a field vehicle provided. This is a great opportunity to experience breeding bird species in the Appalachian Mtns. Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references, via email to Bruce Hitch, hitchat@auburn.edu.

Salary: $400/wk

Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to identify eastern North America birds by sight and sound. Must be able to work alone and hike long distances with a backpack in steep, uneven terrain in hot, humid conditions. Ability to navigate using GPS/topographic maps and ATV experience preferred but all applicants will be considered.

Start Date: May 1, 2007 (flexible)

Application Deadline: ASAP

Contact: Bruce Hitch, hitchat@auburn.edu

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