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  • Avian Field Technician at Charles M Russell National Wildlife Refuge

    Guest Laura Burkle
    • Employer: Montana State University
      Location: Charles M Russell Wildlife Refuge, Montana
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    We are seeking applications for a field tech position to work alongside a PhD student in the Burkle lab in the Ecology Department at Montana State University. The field tech will work in sagebrush habitat on the Charles M Russell National Wildlife Refuge to study how invasive annual grass herbicide treatments influence native vegetation, bee pollinators, and birds using pre- and post-treatment assessments. We are particularly seeking individuals with experience identifying birds and performing point counts.

    Field work will likely begin in mid-May and continue through the summer until mid-August (start and end dates somewhat flexible).


    -  Valid driver’s license

    -  Ability to work effectively as part of a team

    - Attention to detail and safety protocols

    -  Willingness to spend the field season in a remote location (summer housing provided)

    -  Knowledge of avian identification and point count methods

    Preferred qualifications

    -  Previous experience performing field work

    -  Undergraduate degree in ecology, biology or related field

    Interested applicants should apply by submitting application materials to Laura Burkle (laura.burkle@montana.edu). Your Application Materials should include a resume with contact information for up to three references and a brief statement of interest in the position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled.

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