Field Assistants for Small Mammal Study ~

22 de julio de 2008

Field Assistants for Small Mammal Study

Agency: SIUC Cooperative Wildlife Research Lab
Location: Millbrook, NY

The Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory, Southern Illinois
University at Carbondale is inviting applications for Field Assistants
to work on a National Science Foundation funded study in upstate New

Duration: August to November 2008.

Job Description:
This project will address how small-scale spatial distribution of small
mammals affects their impact on prey and parasite populations in
northeastern U.S. forests. Results of this study will be pertinent to
understanding and predicting outbreaks of forests insects and human
disease risk, as well as understanding the foraging behavior of mammals.

Duties include assisting in deploying and monitoring track plates and
artificial foraging patches; measuring invertebrate abundance via
pitfall traps, burlap tree bands, and sweep netting; visual and
photographic cover surveys; and data entry and error checking in
Microsoft Excel

Send cover letter indicating qualifications, resume, and contact
information for 3 references.

Qualifications: Applicants should be very reliable, conscientious, and
able to work strenuously outdoors, sometimes in inclement and buggy

Highest consideration will be given to applicants with prior field
experience; training in wildlife biology, ecology, zoology, or related
fields; and/or experience with Excel and Access.

Salary: $9/hr
Last Date to apply: August 1, 2008
Contact: Eric Schauber
E-mail: (Preferred)
Phone: 618-453-6940

SIUC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Eric M. Schauber
Wildlife Ecologist -- Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory
Assistant Professor -- Department of Zoology, Center for Ecology
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-6504
(618) 453-6940
(618) 453-6944 (FAX)

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