A graduate student at Virginia Tech is seeking one field assistant for summer 2018. The project is exploring the chemical ecology that influences seed dispersal in a tropical system. The main responsibilities of the field assistant will include mist netting for bats and birds and conducting bioassays in flight cages with the animals. Applicants must complete a short online training course in animal handling and receive the full series of preventative rabies vaccination before beginning work. Experience mist netting with birds and/or bats is required. This is a 4-week position that will begin mid-June and end mid-July. There is no salary associated with the position, but flight, room, and board will be covered. All work will take place at La Selva Biological Station, a 1,600-hectare research station in the Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica.
The project is part of on-going research in the lab of Susan Whitehead at Virginia Tech:http://www.speciesinteractions.com
To apply, please send a statement of interest and CV to Lauren Maynard, email@example.com. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.