Avian Field Tech, Archbold Biological station, FL. Feb-May 0216

Opportunity for recent grads who are looking for more fieldwork experience. FW by Andy Wilson


Field Technician, Archbold Biological station, Venus, FL

Last Date to Apply: 01 Dec 2015

Position runs from the beginning of February to the end of May 2016. The field technician will work with PhD students and lead scientists on long-term research projects related to the behavioral endocrinology of cooperatively breeding Florida scrub-jays. Research is based at Archbold Biological Station in south-central Florida. Duties will include censusing of the population, assisting with banding and bleeding of adults and nestlings, nest-searching and monitoring, as well as helping with many aspects of the researchers’ individual projects. Applicants should be physically fit with the ability to walk many miles in sand; possess full color vision for band identification; have their own binoculars; be willing to work independently and for long hours in the field; possess (or be working toward) a Bachelor’s degree in zoology, biology, or a related field; and have a genuine desire to pursue further education in biology. Experience handling and knowledge of birds is preferred, but not required. Salary: Monthly salary and housing provided. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter stating biological interests and professional goals, a CV or resume, and contact information (include e-mail address and telephone number) for three references. Send applications via e-mail to Tom Small (twsmall@memphis.edu). Applications will be reviewed as received and may be decided prior to the close date.


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