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27 de marzo de 2016

3 Field Technicians for Shorebird Research (Virginia, USA)

University of Virginia Department of Environmental Sciences is looking for three individuals to
assist in conducting shorebird surveys on tidal flats along the Eastern Shore of Virginia. This
job is from April 20th through May 25th with a possibility of extension to June 1st with a pay
rate of $10.65 per hour. Housing will be provided.

The research will take place in the Virginia Coast Reserve (VCR), a site used by many species
of migratory shorebird for wintering and refueling. The focus of this research is on
understanding how macroalgae affects the carrying capacity of intertidal habitats for migrating
shorebirds during stopovers. Surveying includes making careful and detailed behavioral and
foraging observations of shorebirds in coastal habitats using binoculars and/or spotting
scopes. Some vegetation surveys and invertebrate collections will also be conducted. Travel
to and from field sites may include walking 1-2 miles, riding in motorboats and/or kayaking up
to a mile. This position involves an extensive amount of fieldwork, walking through salt
marshes on uneven/muddy ground on hot summer days where biting insects will be present.

High School Diploma or Equivalent Required. Prefer at least one year of college-level course
work in Biology, Wildlife Biology, Environmental Sciences or related field. Prefer at least 6
weeks of previous environmental field research experience.

To apply, candidates must submit a Staff Application through Jobs@UVA
(https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0618394.

Questions about the position itself should be directed to Alice Besterman at:

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVA should be directed to Rachel
Brown Short, rbs2n@virginia.edu, (434) 924-7763.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of
employment. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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