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, GPS, and data entry.
This position will run approximately from April 27 – May 15.
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.
· 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
· Pass a federal criminal background check
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 the position is filled.