Coordinador de campo ornitólogo para trabajar con rapaces ~ Bioblogia.net

18 de octubre de 2017

Coordinador de campo ornitólogo para trabajar con rapaces

Start Date: December 2017 or January 2018
End Date: August 2018 (estimated)
Application Deadline: 3 November 2017 or until filled
Compensation: $15/hour



We seek a dedicated individual to assist with research projects focused on the use of cover crops by wildlife in agricultural ecosystems of Indiana. Projects will investigate raptor use of cover-cropped fields and vole population dynamics and crop damage. The successful applicant will be responsible for coordination of fieldwork, supervision of undergraduate students, and cultivation of close working relationships with the graduate students and faculty PI. Successful applicant must be comfortable working alone in the field and in harsh weather conditions.
The position will focus on raptors in winter and early spring, and voles in early spring and summer. However, as aspects of these projects rely on the weather and timing of spring planting, flexibility is required. Some weekend, early morning, and late evening work will be required. All sampling will occur in private farm fields, so the position requires excellent communication skills, a willingness to engage with farmers, and respect for property and landowners. Attention to detail when collecting data is a must.



Required
● Bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology or a related natural resources field
● Excellent organizational and communication skills
● Attention to detail and ability to follow a detailed protocol
● Ability to carry up to 50 lbs across uneven ground
● Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
● Professionalism, flexibility, and a positive attitude



Preferred
● Previous field research experience, preferably in row-crop agroecosystems
● Previous supervisory experience
● Prior experience identifying Midwestern small mammals and birds, especially raptors
● Prior experience with survey techniques, including small mammal trapping and handling, browse transects, trail cameras, and bird surveys



To apply, please send a current resume, 1-page cover letter, and names and contact information for 3 references to Megan Zagorski (mzagorsk@purdue.edu) with the subject line “Purdue Cover Crops Project”. Review of applications will begin on Friday, November 3, 2017, and continue until a suitable applicant is found.

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