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  • Sagebrush Songbird Field Technician

    • Employer: University of Montana
      Location: Dillon, MT
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/28/2022
      Open Until Filled: No

    5-6 field technicians are needed to assist with a project in Montana’s Medicine Lodge Valley, south of Dillon from late May through mid-August 2022. This project will investigate the impacts of conifer removal from sagebrush habitat on passerine nest success. Field assistants will have the opportunity to gain experience in many of the field techniques used in avian research. Primary duties include intensive nest searching and monitoring, as well as territory mapping, re-sighting color banded individuals, vegetation surveys, and data entry. Housing and field vehicles will be provided along with a biweekly stipend of ~$950.


    Previous experience with nest searching is highly desirable. Applicants should be comfortable with early mornings, hiking over rugged terrain, long days with cold mornings and hot afternoons, and living in a remote area. Applicants should be willing to learn new techniques, have a solid work ethic, and can function well independently, yet are comfortable working/living in groups. Self-motivation, enthusiasm for science, and ability to tackle the rigors of field work are a must. All technicians must provide personal field gear, such as hiking boots, binoculars, a backpack, etc.

    To apply, please submit a cover letter, a resume and contact information for 3 references in a single document to elise.zarri@umontana.edu. Please include Sagebrush Songbird Field Technician in the subject line.

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