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    Guest Chelsea Kross
    • Employer: Forbes Biological Station - IL Nat Hist Surv - UIUC
      Location: Havana, IL
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 12/20/2021
      Open Until Filled: No

    Job Classification: Hourly Assistant – Research Program Participant

    Title: Wildlife Technician-Wetlands and Waterbirds (Grant supported, hourly position)

    Agency: Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois

    Location: Forbes Biological Station, Havana, IL

    Description: The Forbes Biological Station (https://forbes-bio-station.inhs.illinois.edu/) is seeking one research technician to assist with multiple studies assessing wetland and waterbird ecology along the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. Duties will include vegetation, waterfowl, shorebird, and secretive marshbird surveys; diet, sediment core, box, and sweep-net collection and processing in the laboratory; trapping, banding, and potential tissue collection of waterfowl, marshbirds, and geese; radio telemetry of waterfowl; vegetation identification and cover-mapping of wetland basins; safe operation of small and large boats, ATVs, and 4-wheel drive trucks; data entry and management; maintenance of equipment and facilities; and other duties as assigned.   

    Qualifications: Candidates possessing a Bachelors degree in biological sciences, wildlife ecology, or related field are preferred. Applicants must be willing to work at a laboratory bench and with microscopes for extended hours, as well as carry heavy equipment and samples (≤ 50 lbs) while wading through wetlands for sample collection. Applicants who are enthusiastic, personable, organized, and possess a strong work ethic are encouraged to apply. Candidates will be required to work independently and as part of a team.

    Salary: $16/hr; 40 hrs/week. Housing may be provided at a reasonable rate.

    Duration: Successful applicant will begin in February (exact start date is negotiable) and is funded for 1 year with potential for renewal pending funding.

    Application: To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by 20 December 2021, but review of applications will begin immediately. Electronic applications are required.

    To apply, please send the following in a single document: cover letter, resume/cv, and names and contact information of three references to: ckross@illinois.edu (Be sure to reference Wetland Technician in the subject line).

    Direct technical questions to Chelsea Kross at ckross@illinois.edu.


    The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer

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