Field Technician ~

27 de marzo de 2005

Field Technician

Study: Coyotes on the northern range of Yellowstone National Park
Fieldwork with a long-term, ecological field study of coyotes on the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park.

· April 15, 2005- July 15, 2005 (1 position)

· May 1, 2005-July 15, 2005 (1 position)

· May 15, 2005-Sept. 15, 2005 (1 position)

· June 1, 2005- Sept. 15, 2005 (2 positions)

Project Description: The long-term ecological study of coyotes focuses on their spatial distribution and ecological relationships with prey, and uses both ground-based radio-telemetry and field observations to collect data.

Position Description: Working hours vary from 8 to 10 hours/day, with a schedule of 5 days on/2 days off, followed by 6 days on/1 off. Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic, with a high degree of initiative and enthusiasm. The protocol includes a broad variety of elements, with 90% of the job requiring capabilities for sustained physical work under demanding field conditions. Housing is in a remote setting, with basic dormitory accommodations.

Background Required: B.S. or B.A. degree in biology, zoology, wildlife, environmental studies, or similar background is required. Applicants must be highly competent in back-country settings, show a high degree of initiative and motivation, and be able to work long hours in the field. The majority of time will be spent in the field, but duties also include data management and summarization. Experience with radio-telemetry is strongly preferred, but not required.

Compensation: Stipend of $400/month (pro-rated for partial months) with housing provided.

To Apply: Send resume, three reference contacts, and cover letter expressing interest to address or email listed below:

Susan Kendrick, Field Crew Coordinator
Yellowstone Ecological Research Center
2048 Analysis Drive, Suite B
Bozeman, MT 59718
(406) 556-1414

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