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  • Avian Research Technician, southeastern Georgia (near Brunswick, GA)

    Guest Dan Watson
    • Employer: Virginia Tech
      Location: Brunswick, GA
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 05/15/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    Start Date: May 15th (Approx. 8-10 weeks)

    Salary: $16/hr, 40hrs/week, shared housing and transportation provided


    • Hiring a field technician that will contribute to a M.S. research project comparing avian habitat use between surface mining reclamation and timber production sites within Georgia’s lower coastal plain. Research will be used to inform management and conservation of early successional bird species.
    • Primary duties will be conducting point count surveys, autonomous recording unit (ARU) deployment, assisting in songbird banding, vegetation surveys, and data entry. The technician will work alongside the project’s graduate student during songbird banding efforts, but will also work independently during point counts and habitat surveys.  
    • Shared housing with the project’s graduate student will be provided in Brunswick, GA - expect a private room, full kitchen, wifi, etc.


    • Technician should be capable of pre-dawn starts, navigating with GPS, hiking off-trail, detailed data entry, and working in high humidity/temperatures. 
    • Able to accurately identify all eastern songbirds by sight and sound or possess the ability to quickly learn.
    • Have a positive, safety oriented attitude and strong work ethic.
    • Comfortable working independently and in a team.
    • Applicant must be at least 18 years old, possess a valid driver's license, and pass a background check.

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Previous experience with point count surveys, bird banding, and vegetation surveys. 
    • Obtained or currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in wildlife sciences, biology, or related fields.

    Send cover letter, resume, and contact info for 3 references as a single PDF to danwatson@vt.edu  

    Application Deadline: 2/15/23

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