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  • Avian Ecology Field Crew Leader

    • Employer: Iowa State University- The Ecology of Bird Loss Project
      Location: Guam
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 09/01/2019
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    We are hiring an avian ecology field crew leader to manage a four-person, Guam-based team with The Ecology of Bird Loss Project (www.ecologyofbirdloss.org) and Iowa State University  (in the lab of Haldre Rogers) beginning in Fall 2019. This position will require leading the team in completing tasks including: nest monitoring, survival checks, tracking, resighting efforts and population censuses of the remnant population of Såli (Micronesian Starling) to understand how the invasive brown treesnake affects Såli population dynamics. The crew leader will be in charge of scheduling, supervising data collection and will have some data reporting duties.

    The position will last 18 months with potential for extension. Pay will be $18/hour for 40 hours/week plus benefits. Travel to Guam from the mainland US and housing will be covered. Eligible candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology or a related field and extensive experience in:

    ·         Bird banding

    ·         Mist-netting

    ·         Radio transmitter attachment and radio-telemetry

    Leadership and team management experience are valuable assets. The candidate must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license.

    To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position, a résumé or CV, and contact information for three references to ecologyofbirdloss@gmail.com with “Avian Crew Leader Application” as the title of the email. Please note when you are available to start in your cover letter. Applications are due by September 1, 2019.

    Please contact Martin Kastner and McKayla Spencer at ecologyofbirdloss@gmail.com if you have any questions related to the position.

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