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  • Avian Field Technician

    Guest Erik Schoenborn
    • Employer: Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Wyoming
      Location: Pinedale, Wy
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: No

    One technician sought for a research project investigating the influence of natural gas extraction activities on habitat selection behavior and reproductive success of Loggerhead Shrikes nesting in sagebrush steppe habitats. Work begins May 15 and ends July 28, with some flexibility on either end. Field work takes place south of Pinedale, Wyoming with housing provided.

    Primary duties will include nest monitoring, vegetation surveys, foraging observations, color band resighting, and nest camera maintenance. Secondary duties will include assisting with trapping efforts, measuring nestlings, and assisting on a nearby related project.

    Successful applicants must have a valid US driver’s license and a clean driving record. The ability to hike long distances in difficult terrain and inclement weather, sometimes carrying a heavy load, is required. Above all else, we are looking for a technician with strong work ethic, enthusiasm for field work, and the ability to maintain a positive attitude when conditions are challenging. Applicants must be comfortable living in shared housing in a rural western town for the summer, and must be able to work both independently and with the graduate student. Attention to detail, careful data collection, the ability to follow protocols, and flexibility are a must.

    Please highlight previous color band resighting and nest monitoring experience in cover letters. Submit a single PDF document consisting of a cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information (phone and email) to Erik Schoenborn (eschoenb@uwyo.edu). Please title your application document: ‘LOSH_last name’

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