Field Technician position with invertebrates ~

24 de febrero de 2011

Field Technician position with invertebrates

INVERTEBRATE FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) needed 18 April through 24 June for research on abundance and diversity of infaunal food resources for shorebirds along New Jersey's Delaware Bay shore. Duties include soft-sediment core sampling (often from a small inflatable boat), sediment and fecal-sample processing (sieving, washing), and identification of prey items to the highest taxonomic level possible. Sampling will be conducted at two sites, representing a natural soft-sediment tidal marsh, and a managed impoundment with partial tidal restriction. Ability to identify marine and freshwater invertebrates of the eastern U.S. preferred. Applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a team, possibly work long hours or occasionally six days/week, in occasionally hot, muddy and buggy conditions. Salary $450/week. Must have own vehicle. Housing and reimbursement for gas provided. Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 15 March to Dr. Kimberly Peters, Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, or via email to

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