miércoles, 28 de diciembre de 2011

Field Technician for Least Tern and Wilson’s Plover Re-sighting

Duration: 15 April-15 Aug, 2012.
Opportunity location: near Cape Lookout National Seashore, NC

Job Description: Assist graduate students in the 3rd year of a collaborative research project investigating the behavioral and demographic effects of military overflights on shorebirds. Focal species include Least Tern and Wilson’s Plover.
Primary duties include re-sighting color-banded Least Terns and Wilson’s Plovers. Additional duties may include surveying waterbird colonies.

Qualifications: B.S. in Wildlife Science or related field and previous field experience re-sighting color-banded birds. Experience surveying colonial waterbirds is preferred but not required. Successful applicant will be adaptable, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and able to work and live harmoniously with others on a remote barrier island in Park Service housing. A valid driver’s license is required and experience operating 4WD vehicles, ATVs and boats is desired.
Salary: $400/week + free housing

For more info, contact:
Matthew Hillman (mhillman@vt.edu) or Audrey DeRose-Wilson (aderose@vt.edu)
Send cover letter and resume with academic background, work experience, and contact information for 3 references (electronic applications preferred). Or mail application to Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech, 100 Cheatham Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321. Virginia Tech is an EO/AA employer.