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  1. RDuckworth

    Banding Assistant

    BANDING TECHNICIAN (1): Work on an ongoing long-term study of the evolutionary ecology of bluebird populations in western Montana. Work includes bird banding (target captures), hormone sampling, morphological measurements, and behavioral observations. Successful applicant must be proficient in banding, bleeding, measuring and handling adult passerine birds. Must be comfortable working alone and be physically fit (capable of carrying a moderately heavy backpack during daily 5+ miles of mountain hiking). Expect to work long days, with early morning starts, six days a week. Position starts April 15th and continues through July (start and end dates flexible). Pay is $1800-2200/mo, depending on experience. Will provide reimbursement for travel to Montana (up to $400) and can also assist with finding reasonably priced housing in Missoula. Must have your own vehicle to drive to field sites, but will be reimbursed for mileage to any outlying field sites (>20 miles from Missoula, MT). Application review will begin Jan 15th and will continue until positions are filled. To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume/CV, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Renee Duckworth, rad3@email.arizona.edu. Please see Dr. Duckworth’s web page www.u.arizona.edu/~rad3 for more information about the project.
  2. The Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigator’s Award of the American Society of Naturalists honors outstanding promise and accomplishments of young investigators who conduct integrative work in the fields of Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Behavioral Ecology and Genetics. Applicants working in any of these fields are encouraged to apply. The award honors outstanding promise and accomplishments of young investigators (3 years post-Ph.D., or in the final year of their Ph.D.) who conduct integrative work in ecology, evolution, behavioral ecology, and genetics. The award was established in 1984 to recognize exceptional work by investigators who received their doctorates in the three years preceding the application deadline, or who are in their final year of graduate school. The award commemorates Jasper Loftus-Hills (1946-1974), an Australian biologist of exceptional promise who was killed during the course of fieldwork three years after receiving his degree. Winners of this award will present a research paper in the Young Investigator’s Symposium at the ASN annual meeting and receive a $500 prize, a travel allowance of $700, cost of registration for the meetings, and a supplement of $500 in case of intercontinental travel. Four awards are made annually. Recipients need not be members of the Society. The prize committee encourages direct applications and welcomes suggestions of people who should be encouraged to apply. Applications should consist of no more than three pages that summarize the applicant’s work (excluding tables, figures, and references), no more than four appropriate reprints, and a CV combined as a single pdf. Two letters from individuals familiar with the applicant’s work should be sent separately. All application materials should be sent via e-mail by January 1, 2018, to Jeremy Fox . Please indicate “Young Investigators’ Award” in the subject line, and for reference letters, the name of the applicant.