*EXPERIENCED BIRD BANDERS IN CHARGE (6) *needed from *15 August to 5 November *(start and end dates
flexible) to study the stopover ecology of small passerines along the
northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico (Alabama and Louisiana). BANDERS need
to have experience with banding large volumes of birds, be familiar with
the aging and sexing of eastern species, be able to train mist net
assistants, and independently lead a small team. Also must be able to
effectively communicate with project leader and site coordinator in
completing tasks associated with the banding operation as well as oversee
banding operation including other technicians. MIST NET ASSISTANT duties
include extracting birds from mist-nets and analyzing fecal samples. AVIAN
SURVEYOR duties include identifying eastern species by sight and sound,
mist net extraction, and analyzing fecal samples. Additionally,
opportunities may exist for all positions to assist with active research
during the field season. All individuals are required to work 7 days a
week, assist with data entry, vegetation sampling, arthropod sampling, and
fruit counts, have the ability to work and live well with others in close
quarters, have a good sense of humor, and be able to tolerate heat,
venomous snakes, biting insects, and wet conditions.
In addition to abundant experience, each bander will be compensated a total of $5,000 and
each other position will receive $4,000 over the course of the season.
Housing is provided.
In *ONE* Word document/PDF named in the following
format: Lastname-Firstname (e.g. Zenzal-TJ.pdf) please send letter of
interest, resume, and names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 3
references to Dr. T.J. Zenzal, Department of Natural Resources and
Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave.,
Urbana, IL 61801 or by email (preferred): MBRGhiring(AT)gmail.com
Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. The
University of Southern Mississippi conducts background checks on all job
candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
-- T.J. Zenzal, Ph.D
Migratory Bird Research Group Department of Biological Sciences University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive Box 5018 Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences University of Illinois
1102 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801