Técnico en telemetría y monitorización acústica de murciélagos (USA) ~ Bioblogia.net

7 de abril de 2016

Técnico en telemetría y monitorización acústica de murciélagos (USA)

Summary: A Research Associate is needed to coordinate and then analyze data collected in an acoustic monitoring and telemetry project to evaluate migratory movements and habitat use of the northern long-eared bat (NLEB) in Iowa. This species was recently listed as “Threatened” under the
Endangered Species Act. The results of this work will be used by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to support the development of a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for wind power facilities in Iowa.

Duties: Prepare and coordinate deployment of acoustic monitoring equipment
to collect bat echolocation data; train, schedule and manage the field
work of several teams of technicians collecting bat echolocation and
telemetry data across Iowa; analyze bat echolocation data following
specified protocols using echolocation analysis software; work with
permitted bat biologists to capture bats and fit them with telemetry
equipment; analyze telemetry data; produce GIS maps

Qualifications: BS in wildlife biology or associated field, excellent
organizational skills and attention to detail, experience analyzing data,
experience coordinating and managing field technicians, ability to
communicate clearly both orally and in writing, ability to have a flexible
schedule (i.e., holidays, nights, and weekends) as required, successful
applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
in order to drive an ISU vehicle

Preferred skills: experience conducting acoustic monitoring of bats and
analyzing bat echolocation data, experience collecting and analyzing
telemetry data, experience using GIS in wildlife-related projects,
interest in becoming permitted to capture and handle bats

Timeframe: 40 hours per week at $15 per hour from 1 May – 15 October, 2016
with the possibility of extension for an additional 12-18 months depending
on performance

To Apply: Please email a cover letter describing your interests in and
qualifications for this position, resume, and the names and contact
information of three references to Dr. Julie Blanchong,
julieb@iastate.edu. Review of applicants will begin immediately and
continue until a suitable applicant is found.

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