Field assistant position for an avian behavioral ecology project (USA) ~

22 de abril de 2014

Field assistant position for an avian behavioral ecology project (USA)

Organization: University of Chicago
Application deadline: Open until position is filled
Location: Beaver Island, Michigan
Duration: Ideally 04/28/2014 through late July (dates are flexible)
Job type: Field assistant

Job Description: One field assistant is needed from approximately April 28th
through late-July to help with a project on the behavioral ecology of
spotted sandpipers in Michigan. The field assistant will work closely with a
graduate student to help capture and band adult birds and chicks. The
assistant will also help locate nests, conduct focal observations, and
determine territory size using a GPS. The work will be carried out on Beaver
Island, Michigan. There is a small town on the island, but travel to and
from the island is somewhat limited. The assistant will be responsible for
transportation to and from Beaver Island (or to and from Chicago). The
position is volunteer, but room and board will be covered. It is possible
that the start and end dates will change depending on the birds' breeding

Qualifications: The field assistant needs to be comfortable walking several
miles a day and working outside for approximately eight hours a day,
sometimes in adverse conditions. The assistant is expected to keep organized
notes and be a responsible team member. Experience working with birds and
mist nets is preferred, but not required.

To Apply: Please send your cover letter, CV, and a list of three references'
contact information to Misha Blizard (blizard [at]
Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are submitted.

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