Oferta de trabajo de campo en Alaska ~ Bioblogia.net

28 de noviembre de 2007

Oferta de trabajo de campo en Alaska

ALASKA SUMMER FIELD TECHNICIANS (6) needed for a long-term study of
Black Brant in Alaska’s Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, one of the
most diverse and abundant waterfowl nesting areas in North America.
Black Brant have been studied extensively on the Y-K Delta Bering Sea
coast since the mid 1980s in an effort to determine population dynamics
and factors limiting population growth. Duties will include nest
monitoring, web-tagging and banding, data entry as well as the daily
responsibilities associated with living at a remote field camp.
Assistants will be expected to work very long days in highly variable
conditions (wet and cold weather to warm and buggy conditions) and live
in an extremely remote field camp for the duration of the field season.
The ability to work alone as well as a part of a team and the desire to
live in remote and meager field conditions is essential. Successful
applicants have typically been enrolled in a wildlife or biology related
program, have field experience collecting observational or behavioral
data, identifying birds, operating and maintaining outboard-motor boats,
and are physically fit. Most importantly we are looking for applicants
with a strong desire to work hard and the ability to thrive in a very
remote setting. We anticipate hiring two crews. Start dates depend on
spring chronology and weather. The first crew will work from late Apr
until about the beginning of Aug; the second crew will work from late
May until about the beginning of Aug. Technicians will receive
approximately $1350-$1400/month stipend, transportation from Anchorage
or Fairbanks, Alaska to the field site near Chevak, Alaska, and some
field gear. Food and lodging will be covered for the duration of the
field season. To apply email a cover letter, current CV, dates of
availability (Apr or May start date preferences) and the names and
contact information for three references in a single Word document or
PDF to: AMANDA WALKER (EM: awalker AT cabnr.unr.edu), Department of
Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Nevada-Reno,
1000 Valley Rd. Reno, NV 89512. Interviews will begin approximately Jan
2nd, but applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
Questions are strongly encouraged and should be directed to AMANDA
WALKER (EM: awalker AT cabnr.unr.edu, PH:775-784-6558) or JIM SEDINGER
(EM: jsedinger AT cabnr.unr.edu, PH: 775-784-6556).

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