One field technician needed from early April to late June to assist Ph.D. student in collection of amphibian data in the northern karst region of Puerto Rico. The focus of the season will be to gain preliminary understanding of terrestrial frog (Eleutherodactylus) species’ distributions in the region. Sites will have digital recording equipment for collecting acoustic data and artificial retreat structures for monitoring reproductive activity.
The karst region is a sparsely populated region characterized by short,
forested hills (mogotes). Daily fieldwork will include lots of driving
on narrow, curvy roads between field sites. Getting to sampling sites
will involve hiking up and down mogotes. Days will be long, and some
late nights are inevitable. Time off will be irregular.
Salary range: $1600-1800/month, depending on qualifications. Remote,
primitive housing will be provided.
Qualifications: The successful applicant will have a good sense of humor
and strong work ethic, and be detail-oriented and curious about the
natural world. Ecological field research experience is required, and you
must be comfortable handling frogs. You should have a demonstrated
ability to walk across rugged terrain while carrying equipment and
maintaining a positive attitude. You must possess a valid U.S. driver’s
license and good driving record. Ideal candidates will have experience
living in a Spanish-speaking environment.
Applicant will be responsible for his/her own transportation to Puerto
To Apply: Upload a single document including (i) cover letter describing
interest and relevant experience, (ii) a CV/resumé, and (iii) a list of
three professional/academic references with contact information to the
following website: http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/64813. (Applications
MUST be submitted through the website to be considered!) Questions about
the position can be directed to Jessica Stocking at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a
suitable candidate is found.