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    Field Assistant for Population Census


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    • Employer: Indiana University
      Location: Mountain Lake, VA
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 04/01/2019
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    FIELD ASSISTANT NEEDED to assist Dr. Ellen Ketterson in a population census of dark-eyed juncos at Mountain Lake Biological Station in southwest Virginia. Responsibilities include mist netting, bird banding, blood sampling, and data entry.

    This position will run approximately from April 22 – May 5. 2019.

    The work schedule involves long hours for six days a week, and is challenging but fun. Applicants must enjoy working outdoors (even in bad weather), be self-motivated, able to work closely with others and live respectfully in shared housing. A good attitude and strong work ethic are essential; a good sense of humor is appreciated.

    Applicants must:

    ·      Have previous mist netting and bird banding experience

    ·      Be physically fit and able to hike on rocky terrain

    ·      Have color-vision to identify small, colored leg bands

    ·      The ability to work well in a team

    ·      A personal vehicle for use on gravel roads

    ·      Be self-insured

    ·      Pass a federal criminal background check

    Compensation:

    A stipend ($1,000), mileage reimbursement, and housing will be provided.

    To apply, please email Sarah Wanamaker, sarawana AT iu.edu, with an email titled ‘MLBS field assistant’ including a PDF titled ‘LastName.FirstName’ of your cover letter, CV, and three references. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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