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  • Avian Ecology Field Technician

    • 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 a field technician to join a 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 September 2019. This position will require assisting the team in completing tasks including: nest monitoring, survival checks, tracking, resighting efforts and full population censuses of the remnant population of Såli (Micronesian Starlings) to understand how the invasive brown treesnake affects Såli population dynamics. Duties will involve extensive field data collection as well as regular data entry.

    The position will last 15 months with potential for extension. Pay will be $14/hour plus benefits for 40 hours/week. Travel to Guam and housing will be covered for successful applicants from the US mainland. Eligible candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field completed or in progress, and be comfortable hiking in the jungle and handling snakes. They must also have a minimum of 6 months of biological fieldwork experience, and experience surveying and/or handling birds is an added asset. Communication, diligence and the ability to work well in a team are valued skills. Candidates must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age and with a valid driver’s license.

    To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position, a résumé, and contact information for three references in a single pdf to ecologyofbirdloss@gmail.com with “Avian Field Technician Application” as the title of the email. Applications are due by September 1, 2019 and will be evaluated as they are received, so apply soon!

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

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