Oferta de técnico de investigación ornitólogo (Wyoming, USA) ~ Bioblogia.net

10 de febrero de 2017

Oferta de técnico de investigación ornitólogo (Wyoming, USA)

One research technician position is available to assist on a University of Wyoming study evaluating the annual space-use patterns, habitat selection, and demographic rates of Columbian sharp-tailed grouse in southern Wyoming (Baggs, Wyoming).

This position will last for 5-6 months from April 1st to August/September
(ending date is flexible) and responsibilities will include capturing
grouse; locating radio-marked grouse with radio telemetry and GPS;
monitoring nests; nighttime brood counts; evaluating microhabitat plots at
bird-use and random locations; data entry and proofing; and operating 4WD
trucks and ATVs.

Work will require sharing housing with other technicians, extensive hiking,
long hours (>40/wk), and a willingness to endure adverse environmental
conditions. It is essential that applicants are able to work well with
others and also work independently. Field work will be conducted in remote
landscapes. Technicians will gain valuable wildlife and vegetation
monitoring experience.

Applicants should have the desire and ability to:
-Legibly record field data and enter it into a database
-Navigate using maps and GPS equipment
-Capture and handle wildlife
-Monitor wildlife using radio telemetry
-Work and live side-by-side with co-workers
-Work under harsh weather conditions
-Assist with vegetation sampling and identification
-Safely operate 4WD pickups and ATVs
-Work long days with variable work schedules (including nighttime hours)

Please apply by sending a 1-2 page letter of interest and your resume (with
3 references) as a single attached file (with just your name as the
filename) via email to Aaron Pratt. In your application please include an
answer (1-2 paragraphs) to the following question: Why is it important to
study sharp-tailed grouse habitat selection and demography? Applicants
should apply ASAP because first suitable candidate will be hired.
Salary = ~$2,000/mo. + housing

Aaron Pratt

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