SEASONAL AVIAN RESEARCH ASSISTANT
at Texas A&M University
late April or early May through late July to late August
: Seasonal Avian Field Biologists (4 needed), late April or early May through late July to late August for research projects focusing on ecology and management of the federally endangered black-capped vireo in the Wichita Mountains, OK. Duties may include presence-absence bird surveys, point counts, nest searching, behavioral observation, territory mapping, vegetation sampling, arthropod sampling, mist netting, banding birds, maintenance of field equipment, data entry, and others, depending on specific project. Project assignments to be determined based on qualifications and skills. Pay: $1600–2400 per month, depending on skills and experience.
Housing will be provided; facilities will vary depending on project and region. Some camping may be required during the term of employment. May need to use own vehicle.
Please write “OK Assistant” in the subject line of your email. Include your last name in the file attachment. Submit cover letter detailing your qualifications, resume (including GPA), and contacts for 3 references (preferably email address) in 1 attachment to: (EM: email@example.com).
Requirements: experience or coursework in field biology or related activities; ability to collect data with strong attention to detail; ability to work 6+ days per week doing physically demanding work in potential heat, and steep and rocky terrain (encounters with rattlesnakes rare, but possible); patience and focus to quietly observe and follow birds; good eyesight and hearing; ability to work independently and in groups; must be comfortable working on a military base, federal wildlife refuge or private land and interacting with landowners; flexibility to changes in protocol or job assignments; must supply your own binoculars. Preference will be given to applicants with experience: identifying birds by sight and sound, nest searching, mist-netting and handling birds, identifying plants, navigating using handheld GPS unit, using Microsoft Access, Excel, ArcMap; possess a B.S. or B.A. in wildlife biology or closely related field. Positions will be filled as suitable applicants are identified.
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