SEASONAL AVIAN RESEARCH ASSISTANT
at Texas A&M University
early to mid March through June
Seasonal Avian Research Assistant, early to mid March through June (end dates flexible) for a research project focusing on the federally endangered golden-cheeked warbler on Camp Bullis Army Base, Texas. Duties include presence-absence bird surveys, point counts, mist netting, banding birds, maintenance of field equipment, data entry, and others, depending on qualifications and skills. Pay: $700–800 every 2 weeks, depending on experience. Housing will be provided. Some camping may be required during the term of employment. Please visit http://irnr.tamu.edu/RAMSES/ for more information about the variety of projects for which we are filling positions.
To Apply: Please write “Camp Bullis job application” 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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Requirements: experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely related field; ability to collect data with strong attention to detail; ability to work 6+ days per week doing physically demanding work, with early mornings (0500); a positive attitude in adverse environmental conditions such as fire ants, chiggers, rattlesnakes, feral pigs, poison ivy, normal daily temperatures of over 90°F, intense sun, thick and thorny brush, and steep and rocky terrain; ability to operate 4X4 vehicles; patience and focus to quietly observe and follow birds; good eyesight and hearing; ability to work independently and in groups; flexibility to changes in location, as may be required to move around; 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, mist-netting and banding passerine songbirds, navigating using handheld GPS unit, using Microsoft Access, Excel, ArcMap; possess a B.S. or B.A. in wildlife biology or closely related field.