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Avian Research Technician – Northeastern Tidal Marshes

by Kris Pieper on April 14, 2015

Avian Research Technicians needed to assist with study on evolutionary ecology of sparrows breeding in northeastern tidal marshes. Field sites are located along the coast from Virginia to Maine. Primary duties include mist-netting and banding, taking morphological measurements, collecting blood samples, and recording habitat measurements.

Qualifications:
Applicants must be able to work well with others as part of a team, and must be willing to work long hours in hot, humid, muddy, and bug-infested marshes. This position requires  extensive hiking off-trail in difficult terrain while carrying heavy equipment. Experience with bird handling and bird and plant identification preferred.

Salary is $1600/month. Field vehicle and housing are provided. Some sites will require  camping. Position will require significant travel time.

Field season is mid-May to mid-August 2015.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume with names, phone numbers, and email  addresses of 3 references by email to Meaghan.Conway@maine.edu.

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