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  • Gray-cheeked Thrush field team leader and technicians

    • Employer: Memorial University of Newfoundland
      Location: Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
      Country: Canada
      Last Date to Apply: 02/19/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH FIELD TEAM LEADER and two TECHNICIANS – we are seeking research assistants to work in western Newfoundland, Canada from early June through mid-July. Research focus is on the migratory connectivity of Gray-cheeked Thrushes and field work in 2023 will involve recapturing returning thrushes that were tagged in summer 2022. The FIELD TEAM LEADER will be a bander with extensive mist netting and target netting experience and who has held field leadership roles in the past. TECHNICIANS will conduct aural/visual searches for returning Gray-cheeked Thrushes and assist with target netting either under the supervision of the team leader or (if they hold a banding permit) working independently in the area. Applicants must have an aptitude for conducting aural surveys and be proficient in recognizing boreal birds by sight and sound; for the technician positions bird banding / mist netting experience is a valuable asset but not essential. Additional requirements include having 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 as part of a small team 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. Pay will be $850 CAD per week (Technicians) or $872 CAD per week (Field Team Leader) 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 19 February 2023. 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).

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