Ornithology job: Avian Research Assistant Supervisor (USA) ~ Bioblogia.net

12 de marzo de 2015

Ornithology job: Avian Research Assistant Supervisor (USA)

Avian Research Assistant Supervisor- point counts, demographic, arthropod, and vegetation sampling in Northern New England, near Millinocket, ME The project is a collaboration between USGS Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Maine to study birds in spruce-fir forests throughout New England and their response to forest management. This study will focus primarily on birds in softwood dominated forests, and field research will be conducted in the working forest landscape.

The selected applicant will supervise and conduct avian point count surveys,
forested vegetation surveys, arthropod surveys, targeted spruce budworm
surveys, and demographic observation of Bay-breasted Warblers. Duties also
include camp, vehicle, and RV maintenance. Please send a CV or resume with a
cover letter detailing interest in the position, relevant experience, and
the contact information for at least 3 references as a single document to
the email indicated below. Include in the subject line: “Supervisor
application”.

Qualifications: The ability to identify forest birds of New England by both
sight and sound is essential. Experience with multi-species point count
surveys for birds, vegetation surveys, arthropod surveys, bird demographic
surveys, data entry in Microsoft Excel or Access are preferred. Enrollment
or completion of a college degree in biology, wildlife, zoology, or related
field also preferred. An ability to independently plan daily and weekly
logistics while supervising four other technicians is essential. See
additional qualifications in Student Field Worker section above.

Compensation: Employees will be provided housing in an RV at Telos
Checkpoint/Clayton Lake Maine, two vehicles for fieldwork use, and a wage
ranging $11-13 per hour depending on experience and completion of an
undergraduate degree. Research sites are remote, and numerous outdoor
recreational opportunities are located nearby such as hiking, fishing,
canoeing, kayaking, and moose watching. Camp often has access to internet
and occasional cell phone reception 4-5 days per week.

Contact: Brian Rolek
Contact email: brian.rolek@maine.edu
Start and end dates can be flexible depending on experience.
Start date: 11 May 2015
End date: 15 August 2015
Application deadline: 19 March 2015

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