miércoles, 28 de diciembre de 2011


10 positions near Vermillion, SD

Agency: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Job Description: April 1, 2012 – August 31, 2012. Monitoring the population dynamics of piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) and least terns (Sterna antillarum) nesting on the Missouri River in South Dakota. Successful candidates will gain experience in the trapping and banding of two endangered species and in the navigation of the Missouri River. Field technicians will be working to improve conservation efforts for the piping plover and least tern.

Responsibilities: trapping and banding birds, resighting banded birds, nest searching and monitoring, behavioral observations, invertebrate collection and identification, daily travel on small out-board motor boats, working closely with collaborating researchers, data organization and management.

Qualifications: bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science, Biology, Environmental Science, or a related field, experience with boats, bird banding, shorebird identification skills, prior experience as a field technician or research assistant, experience with avian capture methods and handling techniques, the ability to work as part of a team and keep a positive attitude through a variety of field conditions.

Salary: $480/week + free housing.

For more info, contact:

Please send a resume and contact information for three references to Kelsi Hunt at hunt0382@vt.edu. The positions will remain open until filled.