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20 de noviembre de 2004

Más oportunidades de trabajo en zoología

ORNITHOLOGICAL ASSISTANT. Incumbent assists Field Leader in determining
limiting factors and developing and evaluating restoration techniques
for endangered Palila on the Island of Hawaii. Results from this project
will aid in understanding the ecology and assist the recovery of Palila
and other endangered birds in Hawaii and the Pacific. Perform all
aspects of research: mist netting and banding, radio tagging,
translocating, locating and monitoring nests, and censusing birds to
enhance breeding performance, translocate, and monitor behavior and
survival of Palila. Assist in data management and analysis for project
summaries. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from High School and two
years experience (either paid or volunteer) conducting avian research.
Ability and skills in techniques of avian population ecology and
management. Able to perform data management and analysis. Able to
coordinate field logistics and train research interns to collect field
data. Valid driver's license and ability to operate 4 wheel drive
vehicle. Able to conduct field work at high elevation and cold, dusty
and high wind environment. Able to hike on poor footing conditions for 4
miles with 40 pound backpack and live and work in isolated field camps
under primitive conditions for up to 10 consecutive days. Desirable
qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college
or university in biology, zoology, wildlife science, or other biological
discipline. Experience mist-netting, monitoring bird nests, and
censusing bird populations. Familiarity with Hawaiian forest birds.
Minimum monthly salary: $1,730.00. For details on applying: Please send
a cover letter with narrative on your qualifications for the position,
resume with salary history, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses
of three supervisory references by 19 Nov 2004, to: DR. CHRIS FARMER,
Palila Restoration Project Manager (EM: chris_farmerDecusgs.gov), USGS
Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, PO Box 44, Hawai`i National
Park, HI 96718.
WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN II: Wildlife Technician (1) needed 1 Dec (flexible),
2004 – 31 Mar 2005 to assist with a study investigating grassland bird
habitat use during the winter (primary focus on Henslow’s Sparrow). The
position will be located in Aiken County, SC. Duties include grassland
bird survey (flush surveys), bird banding, telemetry, habitat/landscape
assessment. Person applying must be proficient with bird identification
in flight with preference given to those with experience at Ammodramus
sparrow identification in flight (though will train). Experience in
target mist-netting and small bird telemetry, and/or previous experience
with grassland vegetation/landscape classification a strong plus.
Working closely on a day to day basis with one other person, good
organizational skills, the ability to problem-solve in the field and
persistence in task completion are essential. Position will require the
applicants to be able to work independently, be able to maintain a good
attitude after long days in adverse conditions (blackberry, walking 10k
+ per day in grassy/brushy habitats etc.). Applicant must possess a
valid driver's license. Pay: $10/hr (40hrs./wk) plus housing & field
vehicle. TO APPLY: Download employment application from
http://www.state.sc.us/jobs/application. Fax application and resume to
Clemson University Human Resources along with cover letter stating job
title (Wildlife Technician II) and (Position # 6842) to
Hrjob@clemson.edu. Fax number for Clemson University Human Resources is
(864) 656-1334. For additional information, contact PAUL CHAMPLIN by
email at pchampl@clemson.edu with "Wildlife Technician II" as the
POSITION NUMBER. Closing date for application is 19 Nov 2004. Clemson
University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
1-2 FIELD TECHNICIANS ARE NEEDED to assist in avian and herp surveys of
bottomland and upland hardwood forests in Louisiana from mid-Mar 2005
through 1 Jul 2005. Field work will be rigorous and will include
extensive walking, and exposure to extreme heat, snakes, mosquitoes, and
alligators. The pay is about $1000 per month and includes lodging. Ideal
candidates will have a good work ethic, be enthusiastic, and have some
experience in wetlands. Preferred experience with eastern bird ID and or
frog call ID. Email resumes or send to: SARAH BARLOW 124 Renewable
Natural Resources Building Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA
70803 (EM: sbarlo2@lsu.edu).
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION OPEN–We are seeking a Research Associate for
a new project concerning the effects of experimental tree row removal on
grassland birds and their associated nest predators in southwestern
Wisconsin. The Research Associate will supervise the work of field crews
and will be expected to take an active part in data collection,
depending on area of expertise. Work to be done includes: bird surveys,
nest searching, establishing and maintaining sand-track stations, set-up
and maintenance of video camera systems placed near nests, setting up
and maintaining remote cameras on habitat edges, and taking vegetation
measurements. The Research Associate will also be responsible for
administrative components of the study including data analysis and
report writing. The study area is located in the Military Ridge Prairie
Heritage area in southwestern Wisconsin near Barneveld. Field work will
take place in cool-season grass fields enrolled in the Conservation
Reserve Program. The Research Associate will have office space at the
Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin- Madison.
Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in ecology or related field; area of
expertise is preferably avian ecology; ability to work in demanding
field conditions including the ability to haul sand and car batteries;
experience with GIS is a plus. The successful candidate must have the
ability to get along with a diverse suite of people, including land
owners and the general public. The Research Associate will be the
liaison with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources which is a
partner on this study. Salary in the first year will be around $35,000.
Preferable starting date is early Jan 2005 but is negotiable. Send
letter of interest, c.v., and unofficial transcripts to: DR. CHRISTINE
RIBIC, Dept. Wildlife Ecology, 204 Russell Labs, 1630 Linden Drive,
Madison, WI 53706. For further information, contact Dr. Ribic (EM:
California, Berkeley–The Department of Integrative Biology and the
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology seek a colleague at the Assistant Professor
and Assistant Curator level in the area of Vertebrate Evolutionary
Biology, to serve as Curator of either extant birds or mammals in the
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, and to develop an outstanding teaching and
research program. We expect the successful candidate to have an
intellectual commitment to collection-based research, expertise in one
of the two aforementioned taxonomic groups, the capacity to achieve
intellectual leadership in the area of research specialization, and to
contribute to interactions among the diverse faculty of Integrative
Biology. Candidates should have a strong commitment to both
undergraduate and graduate teaching. The position is available 1 Jul
2005. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of
research and teaching objectives, including a vision for the future of
natural history museums such as the MVZ. Applicants should also arrange
for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the
search committee and should refer their reviewers to the UC Berkeley
Statement of Confidentiality at
http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. Applications should be sent
to: Search Committee, Vertebrate Evolutionary Biology Search (Position
ID# 954), Department of Integrative Biology, 3060 VLSB, University of
California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3140. The deadline for receipt of
applications is 15 Jan 2005. Further information about the department,
the MVZ, and this faculty position can be found at
http://ib.berkeley.edu/ and http://mvz.berkeley.edu. The University of
California, Berkeley, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to
excellence through diversity.
FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) needed 1 Mar - 31 Aug 2005 to assist with
demographic and behavioral field observations of eastern bluebirds.
Field technicians will work near Athens, GA or Clemson, SC, and will be
responsible for monitoring nest boxes, conducting foraging observations,
banding, and insect sampling. Successful applicants must be
self-motivated, able to work independently, and willing to work long
hours under diverse field conditions. Salary: approx. $1200/mo; housing
not provided; must provide own vehicle (gas expenses reimbursed). To
apply, please send a resume, including the names, phone numbers, and
e-mails (if possible) of at least 3 references, to JASON D. LANG and DR.
PATRICIA ADAIR GOWATY, 517 Biosciences Bldg., Univ. of Georgia, Athens,
GA, 30602 (or) electronically (EM: jdlang@uga.edu; PH:706-542-3358).
BIRD BANDING INTERN (1) needed for MAWS (Monitoring Avian Winter
Survival) program using MoSI protocol. The MoSI (Monitoreo de
Sobrevivencia Invernal Monitoring Overwintering Survival) program was
established to monitor the overwintering survivorship of Neotropical
migratory landbirds in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. The
MAWS program uses the MoSI protocol to monitor wintering landbirds in
the southeastern United States. Intern will be paired with a partner to
run six MAWS stations on Fort Bragg located in NC. Prior mist-netting
and banding experience is strongly desired but not strictly required.
The internship includes on-the-job training in mist-netting, banding,
aging, and sexing small landbirds. Good physical condition and an
ability to tolerate sometimes difficult field conditions and pre-dawn
mornings are required. Dates of internship: Immediately – 22 Mar 2005.
Interns will be given a holiday break extending from 23 Dec 2004 to 3
Jan 2005. Shared housing and a per diem for food and other out-of-pocket
expenses of $20 per work day will be provided. A 4WD vehicle is needed
for the internship as field transportation is not provided. Mileage will
be reimbursed at $0.30 per mile for all work-related travel. To apply,
send a completed MAWS application form and a current resume with
references to DENISE JONES (EM: djones@birdpop.org) at The Institute for
Bird Populations, P.O. Box 1346, Pt. Reyes Station, CA, 94956.
Application materials and more information are available on our website
(URL: http://www.birdpop.org). Position is open until filled. For more
information, call Denise (PH: 415-663-1436).
SEASONAL NATURALISTS–The International Crane Foundation (ICF) is seeking
applicants for seasonal Naturalists. Primary responsibilities include
providing on-site programming and tours of our site to visitors,
maintaining educational exhibits, preparing the site daily for visitors,
working with volunteers, booking tours, answering mail requests, and
maintaining records. Special projects will be assigned depending upon
other interests of the successful candidate. Candidates should possess a
BA/BS in an applicable field and have experience in public speaking.
Communication skills must be excellent and the successful candidate
should be able to use the Microsoft Suite. Familiarity with databases,
spreadsheets, and desktop publishing desirable. This position runs for
seven months starting on 1 Apr and ending on 31 Oct 2005. Exact starting
and ending dates are negotiable. Compensation is hourly, and housing and
other benefits are not provided. Initial applications should consist of
a cover letter, resume and three business or school related references
with telephone numbers. Applications must be at ICF by 7 Jan 2005.
Address applications to KORIE M. KLINK, International Crane Foundation,
E-11376 Shady Lane Road, Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913. For more information,
call Korie (PH: 608-356-9462, extension 127). ICF is an equal
opportunity employer. AA/EOC
NATURALIST INTERN–The International Crane Foundation (ICF) would like to
invite all environmental education, biology, and outdoor education
students, as well as pre-service teachers to become involved with crane
conservation and environmental education by participating in our
Naturalist Internship program. An ICF Naturalist internship will provide
the opportunity to develop and implement interpretive programs with a
variety of themes, teach people of all ages on a daily basis, gain
exposure to endangered species management techniques, learn about crane
ecology, including interpretation of behavior, complete special projects
related to environmental education, connect academic studies and work
experiences, and assist with the training of volunteers among many other
duties. ICF’s Naturalist internship typically begins in early Apr.
Ending dates are negotiable. The position is based on a 40-hour per week
schedule and offers a monthly stipend as well as on-site housing.
Internship Requirements: Education: Coursework towards a BA/BS in
applicable field or equivalent work experience required, with emphasis
on ecology, conservation, or environmental or conservation education.
Experience: Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups. Public
speaking and group management skills preferred. Skills: Computer skills
should include the Microsoft Suite. Must be able to communicate
effectively both verbally and in writing. Physical: Must be able to walk
unsurfaced trails, lift 50 pounds unaided, work in the outdoors,
sometimes in adverse weather conditions, and work in a standard office
setting. Job entails kneeling, bending, standing, and walking, sometimes
several miles in a single day. AA/EOC. Contact: KORIE KLINK (PH:
608-356-9462 x. 127, EM: korie@savingcranes.org).
VOLUNTEER SEABIRD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (4-6) needed for spring/summer
2005 on Southeast Farallon Island, 28 miles west of San Francisco,
California. Become part of the longest continuous study of seabird
ecology in the Northern Hemisphere. Our studies examine upper trophic
marine predators as bio-indicators of natural and anthropogenic
variation in the marine ecosystem. RA duties include censusing and
monitoring seabird and marine mammal populations, conducting demographic
investigations on cormorants, gulls, and alcids, conducting feeding
ecology studies on alcids. RAs also contribute to the upkeep and
maintenance of the research station. RAs will work full-time, 7 days a
week, with a variable schedule that includes long days and night work.
Long term RAs will receive some break time off the island. Some field
work requires rigorous physical activity including strenuous hiking and
climbing. Applicants should enjoy working independently with a high
level of responsibility in field work and data entry as well as working
frequently with a partner or team. Preference will be given to
applicants with a degree in biology or related field and prior
ecological research experience. Enthusiasm for field work in windy, cold
conditions is essential. The ability to coexist on a small, isolated
island with aggressive gulls and overworked humans is important.
Positions are available 12 Mar through 27 Aug with a minimum 8-week
commitment. We provide great food and island housing. Transportation to
boat in San Francisco not provided. More information can be found at
http://www.prbo.org. Please send a cover letter explaining interests and
dates of availability, resume, and names and phone numbers of 3
references to RUSSELL BRADLEY EM: rbradley@prbo.org) and PETE WARZYBOK
(EM: pwarzybok@prbo.org) Farallon Biologists, PRBO Conservation Science,
4990 Shoreline Hwy 1, Stinson Beach, CA 94970. Email applications are
fine. Applications accepted until 31 Jan 2005 but early applications
will be evaluated when they are received and positions may be filled
long before the deadline.
FIELD BIOLOGISTS needed to survey, monitor, and band the federally
endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher in Arizona. Positions are for
25 Apr through mid- to late Aug 2005. Approximately 30 seasonal
positions available (Wildlife Assistant II or Wildlife Technician) with
two positions dedicated to banding. Minimum qualifications for Wildlife
Asst. II: Two years of field experience as a Wildlife Asst. I or the
equivalent. Wildlife Tech.: Two years of field experience equivalent to
a Wildlife Asst. II. Bachelor’s degree in a wildlife science or a
closely related field from an accredited college or university may
substitute for the required experience. Successful completion of a
medical/physical evaluation is required prior to appointment. Salaries
are $10.48/hr for Wildlife Asst. II and $11.66/hr for Wildlife Tech.
Positions require the ability to detect birds by song and identify
color-banded individuals. Other requirements include nest searching and
monitoring, strenuous hiking, stooping/crawling through dense
vegetation, wading through inundated habitat, operation of 4x4 vehicles,
primitive camping, and working in extreme heat. Positions are based at
various field stations, as part of the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife
Program. Work will be conducted in shifts of 10 days on, four off.
Housing at field station sites will consist of tent camping with
community cooking areas. To apply, submit an Arizona Game and Fish
Department application, a current resume (please include a cover letter
and list of 3 references), and college transcripts no later than Jan 21,
2005 to Arizona Game and Fish Department, Human Resources Office, 2221
W. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85023-4399. Attention: Human Resources
Office, Announcement #62-04EDA (for Wildlife Asst. II) OR #63-04EDA (for
Wildlife Tech.). Applications can be obtained at the above address, on
line at http://www.azgfd.gov, or received in the mail by calling (602)
789-3321. Only one application needed per person (position level
assigned based on qualifications and experience). An equal opportunity,
reasonable accommodation employer.
GRADUATE RESEARCH POSITION. A graduate assistantship will be available
at Kansas State University to investigate the possible impacts of
environmental contaminants upon Buff-breasted Sandpipers, Upland
Sandpipers and other migratory shorebirds. Field research will involve
sampling birds at stopover sites in Texas, Kansas and Nebraska.
Opportunities for sampling of shorebirds at wintering sites in South
America are anticipated. Lab analyses will be conducted in collaboration
with Dr. Michael Hooper at Texas Tech University and Dr. Kevin Johnson
at Southern Illinois University. The responsibilities of the graduate
student will include locating suitable study sites, capture of birds and
collection of blood and other tissue samples, lab analyses, completing
permit reports and coordination of a research network of collaborating
partners. Qualified applicants should have a Bachelor of Science in
Biology and competitive GPA and GRE scores. Previous experience with
avian field research techniques, contaminant analyses, statistical
software and organization of field projects is desirable. Funding for
this project is pending approval of the federal budget but we anticipate
a possible start date of Jan 2005. The minimum annual stipend will be
$18,000 per year plus a tuition-waiver. Information on graduate programs
at K-State and current projects is available at:
http://www.ksu.edu/bsanderc. Interested individuals should send a cover
letter outlining experience and research interests, a curriculum vitae,
unofficial copies of university transcripts and GRE scores, and contact
information for three references to DR. BRETT K. SANDERCOCK, Division of
Biology, 232 Ackert Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
66506-4901 (PH: 785-532-0120, FX: 785-532-6653, EM: bsanderc@ksu.edu).
Applications by e-mail are welcome, and will be accepted until the
position is filled.
FIELD TECHNICIAN. 2-5 technicians needed for a waterbird project in rice
fields in southwestern Louisiana. One needed in mid-Apr, 2005, and 1-4
more needed in mid-May. Positions will last until mid-Jul. Rice fields
and crawfish ponds are important, but understudied, habitat for breeding
and foraging waterbirds. This study is attempting to quantify nest
densities and nest success in relation to rice field management and
landscape context. Common nesting species are purple gallinule, king
rail, fulvous whistling-duck, common moorhen; and to a lesser extent,
least bittern and mottled duck. Several species of wading birds are also
common. Duties will include nest searching and monitoring in several
rice fields and crawfish ponds in southwestern Louisiana. The April
applicant will also conduct secretive marsh bird censuses. All
applicants must be motivated and hard working. Must also be willing to
tolerate long, hot days in the field as well as snakes and alligators.
Salary will be $7.00 /hr and work will be at least 40 hours/week.
Housing will be provided. Please contact DR. SAMMY KING and send resumes
and references to 124 Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State
University, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (EM: sking16@lsu.edu).
EXPERIENCED BIOLOGISTS/BANDERS (2-4) wanted for a long-term demographic
study of the endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher in lovely
Arizona. 2005 will be the 10th season of this research project, which
provides critical information on population dynamics, movement patterns,
genetics, physiology, habitat use, diet, and more. Primary activities
consist of target-netting adult flycatchers, color banding adults and
nestlings, resighting, and blood sampling for genetic analysis. Other
work includes surveying, nest finding/monitoring, and telemetry work.
Because these positions require extensive handling of an endangered
species, all applicants MUST have strong banding and bird handling
skills. Banders are needed from late-Apr through early-Aug 2005. Salary
is approximately $2500 per month. Submit a cover letter (2 page max)
describing your interests and qualifications, CV or resume, and the
name, address, phone number, and e-mail address of at least 3
references. Email applications preferred. Applications will be
considered as they are received until all positions are filled. Send
application materials to PATTI NEWELL or EBEN PAXTON, USGS Colorado
Plateau Research Station, Box 5614, Northern Arizona University,
Flagstaff, AZ 86011 (PH: 928-556-7311 ext 229; EM: WIFLjob@lists.nau.edu).
SAGE GROUSE FIELD ASSISTANTS needed for study in Eastern Nevada. We are
studying the effects of a new transmission line installed in sage grouse
habitat. Four to five field technicians are needed; one tech from 14 Feb
2005 to end of Jun 2005, and the others from 1 Mar to 1 Jun (with
possibility of extension). We will be night trapping, radio-collaring,
tracking, conducting lek observations, and raptor surveys throughout the
breeding season. We will also be monitoring nests, gathering vegetation
data, brood trapping, and conducting brood surveys during the later part
of the season. Experience with bird handling, banding, & identification,
plant identification, ATVs, and driving in back country conditions a
plus. $360 per week with food and field camp provided. Send resume and
contact information (name, title, phone number, & email) for three
references to MICHAEL ATAMIAN at the University of Nevada, Reno (EM:
matamian@unr.edu), 1000 Valley Rd MS 186, Reno, Nevada 89512.
BIRD TECHNICIAN needed approximately 5 Jan through 26 Feb to assist with
a project examining the response of avian communities to differing
loblolly pine plantation site preparation intensities in southern
Mississippi (approximately 1 hour south of Hattiesburg, MS). Duties will
include, but are not limited to: conducting bird transects, clearing
transect lines, and entering data. Qualifications: Ability to identify
Southeastern bird species by sight and sound is required. Recognition of
sparrow calls desirable. Must have valid driver’s license and social
security card. Technicians should be willing to work alone and with team
members, tolerate dense vegetation (blackberry briars), and have good
sense of direction. Salary: $7.50 - 9.50/hr based on experience. Housing
and transportation for work provided. Closing Date: Open until position
filled. Contact: E-mail cover letter, resume, and contact info as
attachments to bsb85@msstate.edu or send before 1 Dec to MS. BRICE BOND,
Mississippi State University, Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries, Box 9690,
Mississippi State, MS 39762.
grassland songbird productivity in the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie of
eastern Kansas and Oklahoma. This is part of a larger project to develop
a regional assessment of grassland bird populations in response to
landscape change directed by Dr. Kimberly A. With at Kansas State
University. Tasks include daily rope-drag searches for grassland
songbird nests, nest monitoring, and vegetation sampling among several
field sites. Applicants must be able to tolerate long field days in
extremes of wet and cool to hot and humid weather, and the physical
demands of long hikes across hilly terrain in sometimes tall, wet
vegetation. CREW LEADER POSITIONS (2 of the 10) will be preferentially
offered to individuals demonstrating leadership skills, independent
research experience, and nest-searching or bird census experience. Crew
leaders must coordinate field crew activities, relay detailed
instructions to field crews, report progress to the project coordinator,
proof data sheets daily, and take initiative to make decisions in
unforeseen situations. Crew leaders will additionally perform
line-transect surveys to estimate grassland bird densities. Earliest
start date is 11 Apr 2005. The field season will likely end 1 Aug 2005.
Salary is $1,000/mo. for standard crew, $1,500/mo. for crew leaders.
Housing and limited vehicle use or travel cost compensation for commutes
among field sites will be provided for crews based outside of Manhattan,
Kansas. Send a cover letter and resume outlining interest and
qualifications to DR. WILLIAM E. JENSEN (EM: jensenwi@ksu.edu), Division
of Biology, 232 Ackert Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506.
NATURALIST INTERNS–Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center is an operating
unit of the Glen Helen Ecology Institute of Antioch College, in Yellow
Springs, Ohio. It is situated on a beautiful nature preserve spanning
over 1,000 acres. We are recruiting Naturalist Interns for the 2004/
2005 school year second semester, and 2005/ 2006 school year. Summer
jobs are available. Transportation is the responsibility of interns, the
village is within walking distance. We can not host children or pets.
Although interns are accepted from all over the world, fluent English
skills are necessary. Benefits include: >Earn 10 graduate or 12
undergraduate credits through Antioch College > length of stay is 4 to 6
months with possible extension at end of term review >Opportunity to
work with birds of prey at our Raptor Center >Tuition waived for
duration of internship >$260/ month stipend >Room and board, including
vegetarian and vegan friendly meals during the week. >Opportunity to
work in the greenspace gardens. Qualifications >High energy level
>Strong love for nature >Enjoys working with children >Minimum of two
years college. Responsibilities >Teach environmental education
curriculum to visiting school groups as part of the Residential program
>Lead educational hikes that focus on: Environmental problem- solving,
Geology, Stream study, Raptor ecology, and Living history. Send Resume,
cover letter, and 3 letters of rec. to: SUSAN KAMINS, Director of
Residential Programs, 1075 St. Route 434, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 (PH:
937-767-7648, FX: 937-767-6655, EM: skamins@antioch-college.edu, Visit
us on the web http://www.glenhelen.edu). Applications for future terms
are accepted on an ongoing basis.
FIELD ASSISTANTS–Join us in our investigation into the effects of fire
on the California spotted owl and its mammalian prey in Yosemite
National Park, California. Site description: Yosemite National Park is
located in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and lies
150 miles east of San Francisco. Yosemite is internationally recognized
for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant
sequoia groves, and biological diversity. The 750,000-acre, 1,200
square-mile park ranges in elevation from 2,500' to over 13,000' and
contains thousands of lakes and ponds, 1600 miles of streams, and 800
miles of hiking trails. With 94% of the park declared undeveloped
wilderness, Yosemite contains the largest unfragmented blocks of old
growth forest left in the Sierra Nevada. These forests provide habitat
for California spotted owls, northern goshawks, great grey owls, and
many other migratory and resident birds, plus mountain lion, American
black bear, pine marten, fisher, bobcat, grey fox, coyote, white-tailed
deer and many other species. Closing date: 25 Feb 2005. CALIFORNIA SPOTTED OWL SURVEY RESEARCH ASSISTANT: 6 positions at $10/hr
– $14/hr. Date of appointment: approx. 29 Mar 2005 to 2 Jul 2005
Responsibilities: -Set-up off-trail spotted owl survey transects.
-Conduct NOCTURNAL, off-trail spotted owl surveys (4-6hrs) using vocal
imitations of territorial calls while following transect lines
delineated with reflective flagging. -Identify and imitate all spotted
owl territorial calls (male and female) -Locate nocturnal owl responses
on a topographic map with a reasonable margin of error (e.g. + 50m)
-Hike up to 15 miles a day with heavy backpack (approx. 60lbs) on and
off-trail to establish base camps -Conduct daytime follow-up surveys for
any owl responses from nocturnal surveys -Work long hours in rugged
terrain often covered in snow -Navigate with a topographic map, compass,
altimeter and GPS in trailess areas -SAFELY capture, handle and band
spotted owls -Safely handle and maintain live mice for owl capture
-Proficient use of binoculars to identify color leg bands on moving owls
-Live and work closely with at least one other person for 8 days at a
time in backcountry base camp situations (including ALWAYS maintaining
bear-safe living conditions, participating in camp establishment, meal
preparation and other such activities) -Weekly equipment maintenance,
including care of mice.
$14/hr. Date of appointment: approx. 29 Mar 2005 to 2 Jul 2005
Responsibilities: -Set-up and run off-trail small mammal trap lines.
-Carry heavy backpacks (approx. 70lb of small mammal traps) for up to 2
miles into off-trial survey areas. -Work long hours in rugged terrain
often covered in snow -Hike up to 15 miles off-trail daily while
checking traps -Navigate with a topographic map, compass, altimeter and
GPS in trailess areas -SAFELY handle and identify all resident small
mammal species -Live and work closely with at least one other person for
8 days at a time in backcountry base camp situations (including ALWAYS
maintaining bear-safe living conditions, participating in camp
establishment, meal preparation and other such activities) -Maintain and
clean traps and other equipment weekly.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: To qualify for a position, the applicant must be
physically fit, have experience in extended backcountry backpacking,
camping, and orienteering and be enthusiastic to work long hours in
rugged terrain and inclement weather. Training in wilderness first aid
and CPR is recommended but not required. Experience with spotted owl
surveys or small mammal trapping is preferred, but not required. All
surveying and camping equipment (excluding personal gear such as boots,
raingear, backpacks, clothes etc) will be provided. TO APPLY please send
(email or snail mail): 1. Resume or CV. Please include dates worked and
salary (if volunteered, state as such) for EACH position; 2. The names
and contact phone numbers for 3 references, including at least 1 former
employer; 3. College transcripts. To: SUSAN ROBERTS, USGS-WERC Davis
Field Station, University of California, Davis, 1 Shields Ave., Davis,
CA 95616 (EM: susan_roberts@usgs.gov). Please direct any questions to
the above email address or as a last resort you can call me at
FIELD ASSISTANT–Wanted for work on the vocal repertoire of the
White-throated Magpie-jay in northwestern Costa Rica. Field assistant
will work on all aspects of this Ph. D. project. Magpie-jays are
cooperative breeders and have an enormous number of calls. Field
assistant will help with nest searching, nest monitoring, trapping,
focal recordings of females, and several playback experiments.
Magpie-jays occur in tropical DRY forest and assistants will be exposed
to high temperatures and sun, long days, insects and numerous types of
plant defenses. Assistant must be able to work independently, but also
to get along in close quarters with other researchers. Previous bird
handling and behavioral data collection experience preferred. I will
provide food and dormitory housing at Santa Rosa National Park,
Guanacaste, but unfortunately the assistant will be responsible for
travel to the field site. Dates: available by 14 Feb through early Jun.
EM: Jesse Ellis at jme29 AT cornell.edu.
Biology at the University of Utah invites applications for a
tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor. We seek applicants
who are investigating evolutionary adaptation and diversification at the
whole-organism level. We are especially interested in research on
genetic, developmental, or physiological mechanisms underlying
ecologically relevant variation. For an overview of the Department
please visit http://www.biology.utah.edu/. Applicants should submit a
curriculum vitae, representative publications, descriptions of research
and teaching interests, and have three letters of recommendation sent to
Evolution Search Committee, Department of Biology, University of Utah,
257 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0840, USA. Review of
applications will begin on 15 Dec 2004 and will continue until the
position is filled. The University of Utah is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from
women and minorities and provides reasonable accommodation to the known
disabilities of applicants and employees.
FIELD TECHNICIAN needed mid-Jul to mid-Sep 2005 for a seabird monitoring
project at the Barren Islands, Alaska. We will collect information on
breeding success and population size of common murres, black-legged
kittiwakes, tufted puffins, and fork-tailed storm-petrels; on diets of
murre and puffin chicks; and on growth rates of storm-petrel and puffin
chicks. Much of the work will be conducted by observing nesting birds
with binoculars; we will also weigh and measure chicks. The crew of four
will live at a field camp on the island and commute to study areas in a
small boat and by hiking. Some basic rock climbing and rappelling are
necessary (training provided). These positions offer excellent
opportunities for viewing seabirds and other wildlife, but conditions
are often windy, cool, and damp. Applicants should be in excellent
physical condition, able to make careful observations over long periods
of time, and able to work and live happily in this environment.
Approximately $12-15/hour (GS-5 to GS-7), depending on experience.
Please send a cover letter and resume (including the names, phone
numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 references) to ARTHUR KETTLE, Alaska
Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, 95 Sterling Hwy. #1, Homer, Alaska
99603-7473(EM: Arthur_Kettle@fws.gov; PH: 907-226-4614, FX:
907-235-7783). To be hired you must be on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service Summer Seasonal Register for 2005. This year the application
period for the Register is 1 Nov-1 Dec. To apply: 1) Go to
http://jobs.fws.gov/. Select "Log on to CARES". Select "Just Browsing"
and look for announcements under "0404B BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN
(WILDLIFE.PRV LNDS)". Apply to each "GS" level for which you think you
FIELD TECHNICIANS. 1 full time and 1 part-time or 2 part-time field
technicians needed to search for grassland bird nests, perform point
counts, assist with trapping and radio-tracking of lesser
prairie-chickens, and other tasks as needed in eastern New Mexico. Job
runs Apr - Jul 2005. Previous experience identifying grassland birds by
sight and sound helpful but not required. Applicants must be in good
physical condition, able to walk up and down large dunes, and willing to
work long hours in all weather conditions. B.S in natural resources
field required for full-time; preferred but not necessary for part time
as long as applicant is mature and willing to be trained. Shared housing
is provided at the study site; part time technicians may have
opportunities for other work at the site. Salary is $1000/month full
time; $6.50/hr part time. Email letter of interest and resume (with at
least 1 reference) to LINDSAY SMYTHE, Texas Tech University,
lindsay.a.smythe@ttu.edu. Application deadline is 1 Feb 2005
Canada's Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research (IWWR) is seeking
Research Crew Leaders and Technicians to work on a variety of waterfowl
nesting studies in Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories
in 2005. Candidates must be able to pursue rigorous fieldwork, cope with
poor weather and live in rural or isolated locations. A degree, diploma,
completed coursework or relevant work experience in biology, ecology,
zoology or related field is required. A few of these 3 to 5 month term
positions may be extended. PINTAIL STUDY - Duties include searching for
waterfowl nests, waterfowl pair and brood surveys, wetland and upland
inventories, habitat mapping, and data management. Location:
Saskatchewan. Duration: 3 to 5 month positions beginning in Mar and Apr
2005. Research Site Leader (1) - $2500 CDN/month. Research Technicians
(6) - $2000 CDN/month. Accommodation provided. Positions close 15 Jan
searching for waterfowl nests, waterfowl pair and brood surveys, wetland
and upland inventories, habitat mapping, and data management. Location:
Alberta and Saskatchewan. Duration: 3 to 5 month positions beginning in
Apr 2005. Research Crew Leaders (4) - $2300-$2500 CDN/month. Research
Technicians (20) - $2000 CDN/month. Accommodation provided. Positions
close 31 Jan 2005. SCAUP AND SCOTER STUDY – Duties may include but will
not be limited to capturing and marking female waterfowl, telemetry,
waterfowl nest searching, waterfowl surveys, brood observations,
invertebrate sampling, and habitat classification. Location: Northwest
Territories. Duration 3 to 5 month positions beginning in Apr 2005.
Research Crew Leaders (2) - $2300-$2800 CDN/month. Research Technicians
(up to 8) - $2500 CDN/month. Food and accommodation provided while in
the field. Positions close 15 Feb 2005. If you are interested in any of
these opportunities please visit the Ducks Unlimited Canada website at
http://www.ducks.ca (click Careers at the top of the Home page) for
further information and application procedures.
BANDING VOLUNTEERS IN YUCATAN - We seek several individuals to work
alongside an international team at the Reserva Bio-Cultural Sta. Maria
in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. In particular we need a LEAD BANDER
who is able to work independently and who has experience in operating
mistnets and determining age and sex of birds. Other volunteers with
more limited banding experience also needed. Because our funding
supports local biologists first, volunteers are needed who can support
themselves at our field site. In general, nice accommodations with meals
cost $5/day. Abilities in Spanish, and experience in assisting others to
learn mistnetting skills, are preferred but not required. We also prefer
volunteers who can make a minimum 3-month commitment, Jan-Mar 2005, or
Apr-Jun 2005. Please send CV and names and contact info for 3 references
to JAMIE ROTENBERG, Department of Biological Sciences, University of
North Carolina at Wilmington (EM: rotenberg@bellsouth.net). Project in
cooperation with PRBO Conservation Science.

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