We are seeking applications for a field tech position to work alongside a PhD student (Anna Freundlich) in the Burkle lab in the Ecology Department at Montana State University. The field tech will work in sagebrush habitat on the Charles M Russell National Wildlife Refuge to study how invasive annual grass herbicide treatments influence native vegetation, bee pollinators, and birds using pre- and post-treatment assessments. We are particularly seeking individuals with experience identifying birds and performing point counts. Field work will likely begin in mid-May and continue through the summer until mid-August (start and end dates somewhat flexible). The budgeted salary is $5000 with free housing on the refuge available for use the entire summer.
· Valid driver’s license
· Ability to work effectively as part of a team
· Attention to detail and safety protocols
· Willingness to spend the field season in a remote location (summer housing provided)
· Knowledge of avian identification and point count methods, pollinator collections, or plant identification
· Previous experience performing field work
· Undergraduate degree in ecology, biology or related field
Interested applicants should apply by submitting application materials to Laura Burkle (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Anna Freundlich (email@example.com). Your Application Materials should include a resume with contact information for up to three references and a brief statement of interest in the position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled, candidates should apply as soon as possible.
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