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Más oportunidades y ofertas de trabajo

AOU RESEARCH AWARDS FOR 2005. Instructions for submitting an application
for a 2005 AOU Research Award are now available and can be accessed on
the AOU homepage (URL: http://www.aou.org) by following the Awards link
to the Student Research Awards page. Questions can be directed to the
Chair of the AOU Research Awards Committee either by e-mail (EM:
rbowman@archbold-station.org) or by regular mail: REED BOWMAN, Avian
Ecology Lab, Archbold Biological Station, PO Box 2057, Lake Placid, FL
33862. Applicants must submit ten (10) copies of the completed
application form, their proposal and budget, and a letter of support to
the Chair by 1 Feb 2005.

FIELD ASSISTANTS (2) needed for research on the wintering ecology of
American redstarts in Jamaica. Strong applicants will have experience
with banding and bleeding birds, collecting behavioral data on
color-banded birds, be meticulous in collecting and recording data, and
be willing to work long hours in the field six to seven days a week.
This work requires a tolerance for extremely difficult field conditions.
Individuals will be working in mangrove swamps and thorny scrub and will
be exposed to poisonous plants and biting insects. All expenses paid, no
salary. Positions will be for three months starting in early Jan 2004.
Please send cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to COLIN
STUDDS, I want to go to Jamaica, Smithsonian Environmental Research
Center, P.O. Box 28, Contees Wharf Rd., Edgewater, MD 21037 or by email
to studds@serc.si.edu. Email applications preferred. Application
deadline is 1 Dec 2004.

RESEARCH BIOLOGIST, Neotropical Raptor Program, The Peregrine Fund--The
Peregrine Fund works to conserve birds of prey and their habitats
worldwide. The Research Biologist will design and conduct field studies
and provide direction and oversight to one or more of The Peregrine
Fund’s research programs, particularly in the Neotropics. Location:
Ultimately Panama; initially Boise, Idaho. Responsibilities: Conduct,
direct, and oversee The Peregrine Fund’s Neotropical raptor research
programs. 1. Design field studies to understand the distribution and
abundance of tropical raptors and their limiting factors, 2. Conduct
ecological field studies on raptors in tropical habitats, and train and
lead a research team "by example," 3. Complete research projects by
publishing and presenting results in peer reviewed journals and
professional meetings, 4. Work with the International Programs Director,
President, Administrators and other staff to develop and direct
meaningful raptor research and conservation projects in Latin America
and the Caribbean, and other sites as requested. Qualifications: 1.
Advanced degree in the biological sciences with knowledge of
conservation, ornithology, and/or conservation needs of birds of prey in
the tropics. 2. Proven ability to develop, conduct, analyze, and report
research projects. This includes project design, handling logistical and
financial affairs, completing the research project on time and within
budget, data analysis, and publication and presentation of results in
peer reviewed journals and professional meetings. 3. Proven ability to
manage and train field and office staff, and train and encourage young
biologists, 4. Ability to ensure cooperation among a wide range of
potential partners from indigenous communities to business leaders, and
government administrators and Ministers. 5. Fluency in written and
spoken English required, conversational Spanish important, and
Portuguese desirable. 6. Experience and success with fund raising for
conservation or research projects highly desirable. 7. Willingness to
live and work in Panama, and travel internationally required. 8.
Understanding of and commitment to The Peregrine Fund’s mission and
approach to raptor conservation. Deadline for application is 15 Dec
2004, but applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Send a cover
letter, resume, and names and contact information of three references
to: International Programs Director, The Peregrine Fund, 5668 West
Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, ID 83709 USA, Or by e-mail to:
tpf@peregrinefund.org Subject: Research Biologist, Neotropical Raptor
Program. EOE.

SEASONAL ORNITHOLOGIST / NATURALIST--Spend your spring and summer as an
Ornithologist and Naturalist at a 1100-acre coastal wildlife sanctuary
on Cape Cod. This 4-month position offered by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet
Bay Wildlife Sanctuary combines avian research and monitoring with
leading guided birding trips at the Sanctuary and other coastal
locations on the Outer Cape. Ornithologist responsibilities will include
setting up exclosures and symbolic fencing for Piping plovers and Least
terns and monitoring nesting pairs, conducting breeding bird surveys in
a variety of habitats, assisting with formal counts of migrating raptors
and shorebirds, and compiling associated data with such projects.
Naturalist duties include leading birding trips and natural history
tours within the Cape Cod National Seashore, Monomoy National Wildlife
Refuge, South Beach in Chatham, and other locations. Among the focus of
the trips will be field identification of birds, their natural history,
and ecology of the coastal environment. Candidates must have (or working
towards) a Bachelor’s Degree in biology, ornithology, wildlife biology,
environmental studies or related field; the ability to identify birds
common to Eastern North America by sight and sound (especially
shorebirds); and strong people skills. Previous trip leading experience
and knowledge of marine biology and coastal ecosystems preferred; Red
Cross certification in basic first aid and CPR preferred, but not
required. Period of employment is May–Aug 2005, with possible extension
into Sep. Starting salary: $8.50/ hour, 30-40 hours/week, shared housing
available at $30 per week. Please send resume and letter of interest to
MELISSA LOWE, Education Coordinator, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary,
PO Box 236, South Wellfleet, MA 02663 (EM: mlowe@massaudubon.org,
Website: http://www.massaudubon.org/wellfleetbay). Application deadline:
31 Mar 2005.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT–Agency: US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest
Service, and the Center for Conservation Biology at University of
Washington. Job description: Assistants are needed to conduct studies
that would assess the disturbance effects of off-highway vehicle use on
the federally threatened northern spotted owl at three different
biological levels: behavior, physiology and reproductive success. We
will measure these three responses in the Mendocino and Shasta-Trinity
National Forests in sites with high levels of OHV use and in sites with
little to no OHV use, employing both correlational and experimental
approaches. Our experimental design involves exposing half of the NSO in
each of these two groups to a standardized simulation enduro event in
which four professional bikers with representative vehicles will ride on
the closest road or trail to the NSO nest continuously for an hour.
Behavior will be recorded both the day prior to the exposure and the day
of the exposure in all experimental and non-experimental groups.
Physiological measures will be taken non-invasively from NSO scat
collected during the periods of behavioral observation. We will measure
reproductive success by quantifying eggs laid and chicks fledged
throughout the season. This study will be undertaken as a collaborative
effort of the Center of Conservation Biology at the University of
Washington, Red Bluff Fish and Wildlife Office (USFWS), and U.S. Forest
Service (Region 5 office, Mendocino NF, and Shasta-Trinity NF) with
contributions and involvement from National Audubon Society, Public
Employees for Environmental Responsibility, State of California -
Department of Parks and Recreation, District #36 Motorcycle Sports
Committee, and Blue Ribbon Coalition. Applicants interested in learning
extensive field survey techniques for northern spotted owls are
encouraged to apply, as this experience would be very helpful for ones
resume when looking for future jobs requiring experience with the owl,
Northwest Forest Plan, Forest Federal employment, bird calling
techniques, and behavioral studies. Location; Mendocino and
Shasta-Trinity National Forests in northern California. Salary:
Volunteer; lodging provided at remote locations, camping with equipment
provided would be included. Additional benefits available if you apply
through the Student Conservation Association (URL: http://www.sca.org;
job announcement #MENF1-1). Qualifications: Physically fit. Prefer
applicants with biological education background. Field season is between
4 Apr and 31 Jul 2005. Work is expected for up to 16 weeks. Start date:
Apr 4, 2004. Contact person: HEIDI CROWELL (PH: 530-527-3043, EM:

SEASONAL WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS – (5 positions available)--Mendocino
Redwood Company. Overview: Five 6-8 month seasonal position (40 hours +
per week) with Mendocino Redwood Company (MRC), located in Mendocino
County, CA, with an anticipated start date of Feb 10, 2005. Primary
duties are to survey and monitor threatened, endangered, and sensitive
(TES) species in proposed timber harvest plans (THPs), collect baseline
biological data for species to be included in a future Habitat
Conservation Plan, and assist with other wildlife projects designed to
address forest management questions for MRC’s landscape. KEY
RESPONSIBILITIES Approximate (and adjustable) time allocations  80%
Northern Spotted Owl (NSO) survey and monitoring;  5% NSO, Accipiter,
and Point Arena mountain beaver (PAMB) habitat measurements;  5%
general biodiversity surveys for songbirds, herpetofauna, small mammals,
and mesocarnivores;  5% diurnal surveys for other TES species (e.g.,
Marbled Murrelet, PAMB);  5% database, office preparations, landscape
planning. QUALIFICATIONS  Work independently and in an efficient manner
towards goal-oriented tasks;  Maintain a working relationship with
Forestry and Wildlife staff;  Capacity to collect, synthesize, and
manage data for a variety of field projects;  Familiarity with concepts
in forest ecology, sampling theory, avian point-counts, and wildlife
management techniques;  Competency with GPS, computers, and computer
software;  Valid driver’s license; ability to operate (or learn to
operate) four-wheel drive vehicles, all terrain vehicles, and chainsaws;
 Willingness to traverse rugged terrain and work under adverse weather
and field conditions;  Strong work ethic and willingness to learn new
skills; good interpersonal and communication skills; detail-oriented
organizational abilities; and safe work habits;  Ability to maintain
and care for company vehicles and other assigned equipment Ability to
care for and maintain rodent colony, feed live mice to NSOs to assess
reproductive status;  Ability to work alone at night in remote
locations;  Ability to use directional compass and topographical maps.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE--Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from four-year college or
university in Wildlife Biology or Forest Science, or related field; or
six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent
combination of education and experience. To Apply: Please complete the
employment application at http://www.mrc.com and send with resume to
Mendocino Redwood Company, Attn: Wildlife Tech, P. O. Box 390, Calpella,
CA 95418. If you have questions about the application process you can
call COLLEEN DEARBORN at (707) 485-6744 or send an e-mail to

Nest Monitors (9), Banders (5), and Site Coordinators (3) are needed for
endangered southwestern willow flycatcher (SWFL) studies along the Lower
Colorado and Virgin Rivers from above Lake Mead south to Mexico.
SURVEYORS: Field duties will primarily involve conducting standardized
early morning broadcast surveys from early May - late Jul 2005. NEST
MONITORS: Field duties will include conducting standardized early
morning broadcast surveys, nest searching, nest monitoring, resighting
color-banded birds, brown-headed cowbird trapping, and vegetation
sampling. Positions run from early May - Aug. BANDERS: Field duties will
involve using targeted mist net techniques to capture, color-band, and
collect blood samples from southwestern willow flycatchers. Additional
field duties include all tasks listed for Nest Monitors. Positions run
from early May - Aug. SITE COORDINATORS: Duties will include all tasks
of Nest Monitors in addition to coordinating field logistics at multiple
sites. Regular travel between sites required. Positions run from early
May - Aug. All positions: Computer data entry is required. Housing and
vehicles provided; extensive camping required in some locations. Mileage
reimbursement is provided for on-site use of personal vehicles.
Applicants must be able to work closely with other biologists, have full
hearing and color vision, have current eligibility to work in the U.S.,
and possess a valid driver’s license. Positions require
stooping/crawling through dense vegetation and tolerance of hot
temperatures, high humidity, and biting insects. Qualified applicants
will have at least one field season of avian research. Preferred
qualifications include prior experience in the identification of
southwestern U.S. riparian birds and experience using motorboats and
ATVs. Previous experience with SWFL preferred, but training will be
provided. Qualified banders will have extensive experience mist netting
and banding passerine birds. Prior experience banding endangered species
preferred. Compensation: $12-$15/hr with a rotating schedule of 10 days
on (80 hours) and 4 days off. $15 per diem when away from assigned duty
station. To apply, submit resume, cover letter, college transcripts, and
contacts for 3 professional references to DENISE JOHNSON (EM:
dejohnson@swca.com), SWCA Environmental Consultants, 114 N. San
Francisco Street, Suite 100, Flagstaff, AZ 86001; (PH: 928-774-5500
x229; 1-800-224-4234 x229; FX: 928-779-2709). Positions opened until filled.

DIRECTOR OF BIRD CONSERVATION, Audubon Pennsylvania, State Office of the
National Audubon Society–Apply to: PAUL ZEPH, Audubon PA, 100 Wildwood
Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110 (PH: 717-213-6880 x-18). Send e-mail
applications to: pzeph@audubon.org. Purpose of the position: To
implement Audubon Pennsylvania's bird conservation program with the
Important Bird Area (IBA) Program as its centerpiece initiative.
Essential Functions: Work to protect and conserve Pennsylvania's
Important Bird Areas in partnership with the IBA Technical Committee,
Audubon Pennsylvania's Science and Bird Conservation Committee, Audubon
chapters, appropriate state and federal agencies, local governments,
land trusts, and other partners. Develop and implement a conservation
action plan for priority IBAs in Pennsylvania, working with the
executive director and the Audubon PA Science and Bird Conservation
Committee. Actively engage Audubon chapters, bird clubs, watershed
groups, other stakeholder organizations, and the general public in the
implementation of individual IBA action plans through monitoring,
conservation and education work; as well as continue to identify
additional IBAs. Coordinate and conduct conservation outreach and
education activities at priority IBAs, and represent Audubon at
meetings, events, and other occasions. Supervise field staff and
contractors. In conjunction with the executive director and other
program staff, play an active role in advancing Audubon's policy
priorities focused on the health of Pennsylvania's forests and critical
habitats at the local and state level. Support the bird conservation and
forest conservation policy work of Audubon's national policy office in
Washington DC. Additional Functions: Work with development staff in
fundraising through proposals to foundations and government agencies,
donor visits and special events. Conduct outreach and education
activities including public presentation, media events, student and
teacher training, and written articles for popular literature.
Relationships: Internal: Executive Director of the Pennsylvania state
office is the immediate supervisor. Strong interrelationships with other
program and administration staff. External: Extensive contact with state
and federal agencies, professional and volunteer biologists and
ornithologists, Audubon chapters, bird clubs, land trusts and other
NGOs, private landowners, and donors. Equipment: Use of computers,
telephone, GPS unit. Must be able to drive and have a valid Pennsylvania
driver's license. Qualifications: Masters Degree or higher in Biology,
Natural Resources Management, Regional Planning, Environmental Studies,
Ornithology or a related field. Equivalent experience will be
considered. At least five years of work experience in natural resources
management, biology, or related environmental or conservation work.
Candidates should be well versed in conservation, biology and
identification of Pennsylvania birds, be willing to conduct extensive
in-state travel, and be comfortable with working evenings and weekends
as job responsibilities demand. A proven record in project management
including managing grants, completing reports, contracts, articles and
other projects. Candidate must be self-motivated, able to meet
deadlines, and willing to work in a flexible, non-structured
environment, and be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
software programs. Experience with the following is desirable: GIS,
conservation planning, and avian monitoring and inventory methodologies.
Travel: Job will require travel throughout Pennsylvania, with some
overnight stay Physical Requirements: Job will require the ability to
lift boxes of up to 30 pounds, and hike several miles at a duration
through varied terrain. Salary: Commensurate with experience

TEMPORARY FIELD ASSISTANTS (6 positions) needed to assist in a study on
comparing recruitment rates and potential factors influencing
recruitment rates of Mountain Plovers on private lands in eastern
Colorado. These positions run from Apr/May 2005 to Jul/Aug 2005. Major
duties involve locating and monitoring Mountain Plover nests, and radio
telemetry; assist collecting insect sampling using pitfall traps;
communicate with private, agricultural landowners; navigation skills
with maps, compass, and GPS units; good organizational skills; work both
independently and within a team; and willingness to travel and work
unusual schedules in shortgrass prairie habitats including camping near
field sites. Applicants with, or pursuing, a B.S. in Wildlife Biology or
closely related field is preferred. Pay rate is equivalent to $1700-$200
monthly, dependent on experience and qualifications. Experience working
with private landowners is also desired. Applications received prior to
3 Jan 2005 will be fully considered. Please send cover letter, resume,
and 3 references with phone numbers to VICTORIA J. DREITZ, Avian
Research, Colorado Division of Wildlife, 317 W. Prospect, Fort Collins,
CO 80526. For further information email: Victoria.Dreitz@state.co.us.
E-mailed applications will be accepted as an attachment in a pdf, Word,
or WordPerfect file.

FIELD ASSISTANT CREW LEADER (1 position) needed to assist in a study on
comparing recruitment rates and potential factors influencing
recruitment rates of Mountain Plovers on private lands in eastern
Colorado. The position runs from Mar 2005 thru Aug 2005, but could
extended. This is year two of a four to five-year study. Major duties
involve contacting private landowners, leading a crew of up to 8
individuals, locating and monitoring Mountain Plover nests, contacting
radio telemetry, collecting insect sampling using pitfall traps and
distance sampling techniques, laboratory experience (for identifying
prey samples), assist with all facets of pre- and post-field data
collection. This position requires experience collecting field data,
locating avian nests, and radio telemetry; the ability to communicate
with private, agricultural landowners; navigation skills with maps,
compass, and GPS; good organizational skills; working independently and
within a team; willingness to travel and work unusual schedules in
shortgrass prairie habitats, camping near field sites; and supervisory
and decision making skills. In this position, opportunities exist to
develop collaborative projects, write proposals, and produce
manuscripts. Masters or Bachelor degree in Wildlife Biology or closely
related field required; Masters degree is preferred. Experience working
with private landowners is also desired. Pay rate is equivalent to
$2000-2400 monthly, dependent on experience and qualifications.
Applications received by 3 Jan 2005 will receive full consideration.
Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references with phone numbers to
VICTORIA J. DREITZ, Avian Research, Colorado Division of Wildlife, 317
W. Prospect, Fort Collins, CO 80526. For further information email:
Victoria.Dreitz@state.co.us. Emailed applications will be accepted as an
attachment in a pdf, Word, or WordPerfect file.

FIELD ASSISTANTS (3) needed for landbird research in forested stopover
areas near Columbus, Ohio, from mid Apr to late May 2005. Duties will
include mist netting and radio telemetry of Swainson's Thrushes during
stopover, and conducting surveys for all migratory landbirds. Prior
experience with identifying North American landbirds by sight and sound
is required. Applicants with mist-netting and radio telemetry experience
will be preferred. This position ends in late May, so there is an
opportunity to link the position with summer jobs elsewhere. Salary
$1200-$1600/month depending on experience and final funding levels.
Applications accepted until 31 Dec 2004. Send cover letter, resume, and
both phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 references to: STEPHEN
MATTHEWS, School of Natural Resources, 247 Kottman Hall, Ohio State
University, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (EM: matthews.204@osu.edu).

FIELD TECHNICIANS (3-4) needed for ongoing wading bird research in the
Everglades, Florida. Work begins Feb 2005 and ends around late-Jun.
Salary is $1400 - $1500/mo. plus housing. This project is a team effort,
so duties will fluctuate as needed. Primary duties (85%) include
assisting Research Coordinator and graduate students in all aspects of
ground surveys by airboat and foot, aerial surveys via fixed-wing
aircraft, collection of feathers from nestlings, and monitoring nesting
success of multiple wading birds species in multiple colonies throughout
the Everglades. Technicians will also work closely with a graduate
student on a Wood Stork satellite telemetry project as needed.
Technicians must maintain a positive attitude in difficult environmental
conditions (heat, humidity, thunderstorms, ’gators, snakes and biting
insects), give priority to safety considerations, show patience with
short-notice schedule changes, work and live harmoniously in close
company with others, and be meticulous in detail of data collection and
recording. A valid driver’s license is required. Successful candidates
will likely have at least 6 months prior field research or management
experience; additional preference will be shown for those having
experience with engine maintenance/repair, airboat operations,
telemetry, or flying in small planes. Application materials should be
received by 6 Jan 2002. Send a letter of interest, resume, and
names/email addresses/phone numbers of three references by email
(strongly preferred) or mail to: JOHN SIMON (EM: jcsimon@ufl.edu),
University of Florida, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, PO
Box 110430, Gainesville, FL 32611-0430.

filling 8-10 field research assistant positions for an avian breeding
biology study in the northern Sierra Nevada. Primary focus is on
demography of willow flycatchers. Research also focuses on reproductive
biology of dusky flycatchers and yellow warblers. Skills needed include
one or more of the following: the ability to identify songbirds by sight
and sound, color band resighting, nest searching and monitoring, aging
nestlings, habitat measurements, arthropod sampling, data entry and
familiarity with GPS units and video equipment. Study sites are montane
meadows in the central Sierra Nevada north and south of Lake Tahoe. A
small crew will focus on meadows south of Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Some crew members will travel to various meadows to conduct surveys and
camping will be required. Positions start between 25 May-1 Jun and end
in mid-Aug (exact ending dates negotiable). Monthly salary based on
previous experience and duties assigned and will range between $1200 to
$2000 per month. Housing will be provided at a minimal cost (e.g., share
of utility costs). Field vehicles provided. Minimum qualifications
include advanced undergraduate standing, previous nest searching and
monitoring experience is preferred. To apply, send letter of interest
that details qualifications, resume, and name, phone, and email of 3
references to: HEATHER MATHEWSON; Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
Biology; MS 314; University of Nevada, Reno; Reno, NV 89557.
Applications may be emailed (EM: heatherm@unr.edu) with the subject line
containing your last name and "WIFL". Positions will be filled as
qualified applicants are identified.

filling 2 field crew leader positions for a long-term demographic study
on willow flycatchers in the central Sierra Nevada. One crew leader will
be responsible for a crew of 6-8 field assistants and will be housed in
the Truckee, CA area. The other crew leader will be in charge of 1
assistant and will be in the area south of Lassen Volcanic National
Park. For crew leader positions, skills needed include: ability to
identify songbirds by sight and sound, nest searching and monitoring,
nestling aging and banding, adult banding, color band resighting, data
management, familiarity with GPS and previous leadership experience.
Positions start 15 May and end approximately 31 Aug with possible
extension into Sep. Monthly salary based on experience and will range
from $2,000 to $2,400. Housing will be provided at a minimal cost (e.g.,
share of utility costs). Field vehicles provided. To apply, send letter
of interest that details qualifications, resume, and 3 references with
current phone number and email to: HEATHER MATHEWSON; Ecology, Evolution
and Conservation Biology; MS 314; University of Nevada, Reno; Reno, NV
89557. Applications may be emailed (EM: heatherm@unr.edu) with the
subject line containing your last name and "WIFL leader". Positions will
be filled as qualified applicants are identified.

VERTEBRATE SURVEYOR--The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission is looking for one qualified candidate to conduct avian,
small mammal, and herp surveys on selected properties along the Lake
Wales Ridge. The Lake Wales Ridge is an ancient dune ecosystem somewhat
reminiscent of desert. Interesting birds include the Florida Scrub jay;
interesting small mammals include the Florida Mouse; interesting herps
include the Sand Skink. The work will be conducted in Highlands and Polk
Counties, south central Florida through 30 Jun 2005. There is a high
probability this position will be extended for one or more years beyond
Jun 2005. The successful candidate must be organized and highly
motivated with excellent writing skills. Good record keeping and
quarterly reports will be required. This is an OPS position with an
annual salary of 29.5K (no benefits). To find out more or to apply for
this position please fill out an application online at
http://www.myflorida.com (than people first/hr services). The position
number is FWCFi81. You may also fax resumes to MIKE MCMILLIAN at
863-699-3741 or email mike.mcmillian@fwc.state.fl.us with any questions.
Applications should be received by 3 Dec 2004.

FIELD ASSISTANTS (8) needed 15 Mar – 15 Sep and 1 Apr – 30 Sep 2005 to
study of the effects of coal-bed methane development on the behavior and
demography of Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) in the
Powder River Basin of southeastern Montana and northeastern Wyoming
(near Sheridan, WY). Duties include spotlighting, capturing, banding,
radio-collaring, and collecting blood from sage grouse, radio telemetry,
nest finding and monitoring, vegetation sampling, mosquito sampling, and
lots of data entry/proofing. Position requires long, irregular hours in
beautiful but remote areas under sometimes adverse field conditions
(sun, wind, rain, snow, mud, extreme cold and heat, rattlesnakes,
mosquitos). Work schedule is variable and demanding and includes a great
deal work at night (30-40 nights) and in the early morning (5 am) and
lots of driving on dirt roads. Applicants with clean driving records and
experience in radio telemetry, bird handling, and the safe operation of
4WD vehicles and ATVs are strongly preferred. Successful applicants will
be flexible and fun, able to communicate and consistently work well with
a variety of people (other field assistants, ranchers, oil and gas
company personnel), possess a strong work ethic, be in good physical
condition, and be dedicated to consistently and accurately recording
data in the field. Salary is $1,300 per month plus housing. Application
deadline: 1 Feb 2004. Top applicants will be interviewed and hired prior
to the final deadline, so early applications are strongly encouraged.
Send a concise, one-page cover letter and a two-page resume listing
current phone numbers and email addresses of three references to: KEVIN
DOHERTY (EM: kevin.doherty@umontana.edu). Wildlife Biology Program,
College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula,
Montana, 59812. Email applications preferred. Send application materials
via email as a single MS Word attachment of no more than 3 pages.

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS (3) needed 27 Feb - 15 Jul 2005 for an
ongoing behavioral study of lance-tailed manakins (Chiroxiphia
lanceolata). Males of this manakin species form cooperative pairs to
females, and perform displays on dispersed display territories.
Assistants’ responsibilities include conducting many two-hour behavioral
observations at display sites, nest-searching, and mistnetting birds for
banding and blood sampling, and data entry. Experience in one or more of
these areas is required, and experience working in isolated field
settings and/or living in close quarters with a small field crew is
strongly preferred. Assistants may also share responsibility for daily
logistics and organization while I am temporarily off-site (1-3 weeks).
Applicants must have excellent color vision, be in reasonably good
physical condition, and be tolerant of hot, humid, buggy conditions.
Ability to interact well with other field crew members, tourists, and
members of the community is essential; ability to speak Spanish is
highly desirable but not required. The field site is a 50 ha plot of
secondary-growth dry forest on a large island in Panama’s Gulf of
Chiriquí. The site is home to many other resident and migrant bird
species, howler monkeys, anteaters, iguanas, boas, eccentric locals, and
a jagarundi. Assistants will work long days (7 am to 5 pm) six days a
week, with an opportunity to go into town for one day every other week.
Food, housing, and required transportation within Panama will be
provided. Some funding may be available to defray the cost of plane
tickets depending on applicant’s qualifications. To apply, send 1)
coverletter 2) resume 3) email and phone numbers of three references to:
EMILY DuVAL (EM: ehduval@socrates.berkeley.edu), Museum of Vertebrate
Zoology, University of California at Berkeley, 3101 Valley Life Sciences
Bldg., Berkeley, CA 94720. Review of applications will begin on Nov 30
and hiring decisions will be made before Dec 21.

TWO TECHS wanted to work on field tropical biology project in Puerto
Rico, Feb - Jul 2005. Techs will assist Master’s student in conducting
field research including artificial nest experiments and bird censuses.
Project is examining rates of predation on artificial avian nests and
assessing the influence of nest location, nest type, and habitat type on
nest predation, as well as using motion-sensitive cameras to capture
incidence of predation. Fieldwork involves strenuous hiking over steep,
uneven terrain, and long field days in a humid environment. Desired
qualifications include previous ornithological field experience,
background in wildlife biology or related field, and capability of
performing physical tasks. Applicants should be in good physical
condition, willing to work unusual or inconsistent hours,
self-motivated, enthusiastic, and able to work alone or as part of a
team. Ability to drive a manual transmission and some knowledge of
Spanish is preferred. Benefits include $1200 monthly stipend, housing,
and field gear. Travel to and from Puerto Rico will be reimbursed upon
completion of the field season. For more information contact JESSICA
GLEFFE (EM: jdgleffe@unity.ncsu.edu) or to apply send, via-email, cover
letter, resume, and at least 3 references (with phone numbers and email
addresses) who can attest to the quality of your field skills to the
above address.
Learn firsthand about conservation biology in a biodiversity hotspot!

mid-Jun 2005 (3 months) to assist in an NSF-sponsored study,
co-supervised by Drs. Douglas T. Bolger and Eric L. Walters, Dartmouth
College, on the effects of habitat fragmentation and edge effects on
avian reproductive success in coastal sage scrub habitat in San Diego,
CA. Successful applicants will be part of a field team that includes
faculty, post-doc, graduate students, and undergraduate interns. Salary
of $1100/mo.; apartment housing provided. ***Previous nest-finding
experience required.*** Primary duties include determining breeding
territories, nest searching, nest monitoring, and basic predator,
arthropod, and vegetation surveys. Must be enthusiastic, self-motivated,
hard-working, reliable, and work well as part of a group.

CONSERVATION BIOLOGY FIELD INTERNS (2) needed mid-Mar to mid-Jun 2005 (3 months) to assist on the same project as above. Duties as above, though you will
work closely with other team members. Training provided. Salary of
$550/mo., plus apartment housing. Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
and work hard are a must. We especially encourage applicants that are
considering going to graduate school.
Please visit http://www.dartmouth.edu/~ewalters/sandiego.htm to download
an application form. For more information, please contact DR. ERIC L.
WALTERS, Environmental Studies Program, 6182 Steele Hall, Dartmouth
College, Hanover, NH 03755 (EM: sandiego2005@dartmouth.edu). Evaluation
of applicants will begin 6 Dec 2004 and will continue until the
positions are filled.

Five FIELD BIOLOGIST INTERNS needed early May - 31 Jul 2005 to survey
birds by point counts in Mt. Rainier, Olympic, and North Cascades
National Parks in Washington. Applicants with prior birding experience
and familiarity with the songs and calls of western montane landbirds
are preferred. Seeking applicants in excellent physical condition with a
willingness to backpack to remote sites and camp out most nights. A
personal vehicle is desirable but not required. Prior knowledge of
western montane flora is a plus. Shared housing and on-the-job mileage
reimbursement provided along with a per diem of $32 for food and general
living expenses (amounts to $800 per month). Send cover letter, résumé
and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of two references to:
BOB WILKERSON, Biologist The Institute for Bird Populations, P.O. Box
1346 Point Reyes Station, CA 94956-1346. (PH: 415-663-2051, FX:
415-663-9482, EM: bwilkerson@birdpop.org, URL: http://www.birdpop.org).
Electronic application submissions are preferred.

FIELD ASSISTANTS (5) needed for landbird research in major migratory
stopover areas on the shore of Lake Erie, northwest Ohio, early Apr to
late May/early Jun 2004. Because project ends by late May/early Jun, it
may be linked with other OSU avian research in forests of southern Ohio
(Jun-Aug) or summer field positions elsewhere. Responsibilities will
include intensive mist-netting of migrants, and possibly point count
surveys, habitat sampling, and bleeding of selected species. Significant
prior experience with mist-netting and/or identifying eastern North
American landbirds by sight and sound is required. Applicants
experienced with brachial bleeding of songbirds will be favored for one
of the positions. Salary $1200-$1600/month depending on experience.
Housing provided on national wildlife refuge property where there are
exceptional birding opportunities. Applications accepted until 31 Dec
2004. Send cover letter, resume, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of
3 references via mail or email to: AARON BOONE (EM: boone.70@osu.edu) OR
LUKE DEGROOTE (EM: tukuhnikivats@hotmail.com), School of Natural
Resources, 210 Kottman Hall, Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road,
Columbus, OH 43210-1085.

FACULTY POSITIONS, University of Nevada, Reno--The Biology Department at
the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), seeks two tenure-track ASSISTANT
PROFESSORS to start 1 Jul 2005. The successful candidates will be
provided with competitive startup packages and a reduced teaching load
during their first year. A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience are
required. They will be expected to establish nationally recognized,
extramurally-funded research programs, and to contribute to
undergraduate and graduate teaching. The Biology Department has
strengths in developmental biology as well as in ecology, evolution, and
conservation biology. The Department has approximately 600 majors and
led the University last year with $7.5 million dollars of extramural
awards. The University of Nevada, Reno has outstanding core facilities
for genomic, proteomic, and bioinformatics research as well as
state-of-the-art Geographic Information Systems facilities. Applicants
should send curriculum vitae, reprints of their three most significant
papers, statements of research plans and teaching philosophy, and three
letters of recommendation to: LUCY MORRIS, Department of Biology/314,
University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557. For complete position announcement
and requirements, visit website (URL: http://jobs.unr.edu).CELL BIOLOGY
OR GENETICS: We are particularly interested in candidates who could
interact productively with our developmental biology faculty. AVIAN BIOLOGY: We are particularly interested in candidates who could
contribute to teaching in introductory biology, ecology, or physiology. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action. Women and
under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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