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    Ellen Paul
    • Employer: University of Southern Mississippi
      Location: Gulf Coast, Alabama & Louisiana
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes
    *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

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