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  • Eastern Wild Turkey Research Technician

    Guest Rachel Price
    • Employer: School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University
      Location: Fort Polk, Louisiana
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 05/26/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    The School of Renewable Natural Resources at Louisiana State University is seeking one experienced field technician to assist a research project evaluating Eastern wild turkey reproductive ecology in West Louisiana. Fieldwork is centered around Fort Polk and adjacent public and private land.

    Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, GPS monitoring of wild turkeys via radiotelemetry, nest and brood monitoring, acoustic monitor maintenance, vegetation surveys, and data management. This will involve working both independently and as part of a small team. Fieldwork may be strenuous and requires working in hot and humid environments. The successful candidate will work with a team of graduate students, field technicians, private landowners, university faculty, and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists.

    The position will begin on June 5, 2023 and will last for 6 months, but start and end dates may be flexible. Shared housing and a work vehicle are provided.

    Salary is $1900/month. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

    Preferred Experience:

    • Radio telemetry and wildlife tracking
    • Vegetation sampling
    • Driving an ATV and trailer
    • Working as a team and independently

    Required Qualifications:

    • B.S. in Biology or a related field or working to acquire a degree
    • Valid U.S. license
    • Experience driving 4WD vehicles

    To Apply: Applicants should send via email a single PDF document containing a cover letter, a resume (or CV), and contact information for 3 references with the file name formatted as lastname_firstname.pdf with the subject line titled: Wild Turkey Technician

    Contact: Rachel Price (RDPrice@agcenter.lsu.edu)

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