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    • Employer: Memorial University of Newfoundland
      Location: Corner Brook NL
      Country: Canada
      Last Date to Apply: 02/20/2022
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH BANDING and TAGGING TECHNICIANS – Memorial University of Newfoundland is seeking 2 research assistants to work as banding technicians for work in western Newfoundland, Canada.  Positions will run from the beginning of June through mid-July 2022.  Research focus is on the migratory connectivity of Gray-cheeked Thrushes.  The BANDING and TAGGING TECHNICIANS will be target netting thrushes and equipping them with backpack-style tracking devices; though they will work under the supervision of an experienced senior bander, applicants must have mist-netting experience and preferably will hold or have held a banding permit; experience target netting and attaching tracking devices to songbirds are strong assets.  All applicants must have the ability to collect and record detailed and accurate field data, follow directions, complete tasks without direct supervision, and maintain enthusiasm and a positive attitude while working in remote, challenging field conditions. Experience using hand-held GPS units and navigating with map and compass is an asset. A valid driver’s license and first aid certification are considered useful, and technicians must comply with Memorial University’s COVID-19 vaccination policy (https://www.mun.ca/covid19/news.php?id=14656&type=news). Pay will be $850 CAD per week plus a per diem.  Housing will be in a backcountry cabin and on-site transportation will be provided. TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references (e-mail AND phone number) for receipt by 20 February 2022. Applications should be sent via e-mail to Dr. Ian Warkentin, Environmental Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland – Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook, NL, Canada (ian.warkentin at grenfell.mun.ca).  Hiring is pandemic dependent.

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