lunes, 23 de febrero de 2015

Prairie Bird Acoustic Technician- Canada

Seeking an acoustic technician for a study out of the University of Manitoba on effects of noise from oil infrastructure on prairie songbirds in Southern Alberta. The successful candidate will be stationed in Brooks, Alberta (accommodations provided), and will live with several other field assistants/volunteers/graduate students working on the project. Although the field work will take place in Alberta, the position initially starts in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Position begins April 1st and ends in mid-August.
Salary is $1800 per month.

• Build, wire and monitor solar-powered sound broadcasting units.
• Conduct bird transect surveys and other ecological surveys.
• Conduct nest searches for ground nesting birds, handle and measure nestlings and collect fecal samples.
• Drive 4X4 vehicles, navigate with township maps and GPS unit.
• Enter data in spreadsheet software.

• Carpentry and electric wiring experience, and experience with electronic sound equipment.
• Bird and vegetation identification skills, use of binoculars.
• Experience using GPS units, compass, and maps for navigation in remote areas.
• Ability to work outdoors for extended periods with mosquitoes and heat. Ability to walk 5 – 15 km/day and to lift 50 – 60 lb.
• Highly motivated, proactive and positive attitude. Ability to work well individually and as part of a team.
• Flexible with long and irregular hours, dependent on weather conditions.
• Proficiency with sound (i.e. RAVEN) is an asset.
• Ability to drive 4X4 vehicle in difficult conditions.
• Driver’s license.

Desired Certifications:
First Aid CPR Level C, WHMIS, and H2S training are considered assets, but are not required to apply.

Please send application via email, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three (3) references in one pdf document to Patricia Rosa with the subject “Prairie Bird Acoustic Technician”.

Closing Date:
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by March 13th.

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