Avian Field Research Technician: South Carolina (USA) ~ Bioblogia.net

9 de enero de 2014

Avian Field Research Technician: South Carolina (USA)

Location: Georgetown, Colleton and Beaufort counties, South Carolina.

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/clemsonbarrettlab/

Salary: $10/hr; ~35 hours/week

Start Date: ~March 25th
End Date: ~August 1st

Last date to apply: 1/ 20/14


Seeking a field assistant for a MS graduate student on thesis project assessing vulnerabilities of
coastal marsh birds to sea level rise. Field sites are located in Georgetown, Colleton and Beaufort
counties, SC. This study will be part of the first statewide survey for Black Rails along the South
Carolina coast with emphasis on nesting Black Rail multiscale habitat use. Other focal species are
Clapper Rail, Least Bittern, and Seaside Sparrow. Field duties include playback surveys (early
mornings and evenings), nest monitoring, vegetation and habitat measurements, data entry, and
driving and trailering a boat. Other duties include assisting with photography and film side projects.
Assistants need to be flexible and comfortable moving from one site to another every week or so and
living in shared dormitory housing. Field technician must be available for 1-2 days prior to field
season to come to Clemson, SC to fill out appropriate paperwork and training.


Candidate must have a BS in ecology/biology/wildlife or demonstrate an interest in this field of
research. Additionally he/she should be in good physical condition and have an ability to survey for
long periods of time in the early mornings and evenings in inclement weather with biting bugs and
alligators. The ability to identify marsh bird by sight and sound (especially) is strongly preferred. The
candidate should be comfortable with driving and trailering a boat in tidal marsh (or be willing to
learn). Strong preference will be given to candidates that are personable, easy-going, and have a
good sense of humor; as well as those that are able to communicate effectively with federal /state
officials and private landowners.

To apply: please email a cover letter, CV/resume and contact info for 3 references to

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