SEASONAL AVIAN ECOLOGIST (1) needed for a long-term University of Georgia study investigating the breeding biology of Black-throated Blue Warblers at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in the Southern Appalachians of western North Carolina.
Duties include: nest searching/monitoring, banding of adults and nestlings, insect and vegetation sampling, and data entry.
Experience with passerine nest searching is required, with preference given for experience with mist-netting and handling of nestlings. Position requires good color vision, an interest in avian ecology, and the ability to hike and work alone in rugged and mountainous terrain and variable weather conditions. Position also necessitates attention to detail, self-motivation, and a positive attitude for long days (8-14 hours) in the field with biting insects. Field work begins mid to late April and lasts until mid-July 2020. A stipend of $2000 per month will be provided in addition to housing.
To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Will Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please provide application materials in one document and include “Seasonal Avian Ecologist” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with interviews starting in mid-January.