jueves, 30 de noviembre de 2017

Hawaii forest bird banding crew leader needed

Seeking a highly motivated and organized field biologist with strong banding skills to lead a field team banding forest birds across the Hawaiian Islands. The two year project seeks to sample DNA from Hawaii forest birds in key locations across the archipelago for a NSF-funded genomic study of the genes associated with disease immunity. This is a unique opportunity to work in many of Hawaii’s most spectacular forests on endemic bird communities. Duties will include supervising 3 banders, overseeing all banding activities, planning and coordinating travel, helping write land access permits, managing data, and assisting in writing reports. Interest in conducting additional research for publication in parallel with main objectives is encouraged. Experience required includes past crew supervision, strong banding skills (particularly with passerines and mist nets), and blood sampling of birds; past experience catching and banding endangered species is a plus. Duty station is based on Hawaii Island, but requires travel to all major Hawaiian Islands, often for extended (10 day) backcountry trips. Salary is ~$3,030/month + benefits and per diem when traveling, with funding for ~ 2 years of employment. To apply, please send a single pdf document with the following information: a cover letter (1-2 pages) highlighting relevant experience, CV, and name, address, phone number, and email address of at least 3 references to Eben Paxton, USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, epaxton@usgs.gov. Review of applications will begin December 20th, 2017.