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  • Bat and Bird Mist-Netting Field Assistant Position

    Melanie Colón
    • Employer: Virginia Tech
      Location: La Selva Biological Station
      Country: Costa Rica
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: No
    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
    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,
    ldmaynar@vt.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue
    until the position is filled.

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