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Seasonal Avian Research Assistant
Job Type: full-time temporary position
Posting Date: 14 Jan 14
Closing Date: 15 Apr 14
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, mountain lions, cows, poison ivy, normal daily temperatures of over 90°F, intense sun, thick and thorny brush, and steep and rocky terrain; ability to operate 4X4 trucks; 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 public 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.
Pay: $700–800 every 2 weeks, depending on experience
Housing will be provided; facilities will vary depending on project and region. Some camping may be required during the term of employment.
Contact Information:Please visit http://irnr.tamu.edu/RAMSES/ for more information about the variety of projects for which we are filling positions.
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