The Fleishman lab at Oregon State University invites applications for up to four ornithological field assistants from mid May through mid July of 2020. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed.
This position will participate in long-term studies of avian ecology in the montane Great Basin (eastern California and western and central Nevada). General responsibilities include conducting daily point counts of breeding birds and measuring vegetation structure, composition, and phenology. Excellent opportunity to explore the little-known, spectacular mountain ranges of the Great Basin (e.g., Wassuk, Sweetwater, Shoshone, Toiyabe, Toquima, and Monitor) and to interact with multidisciplinary teams of scientists and land managers. Few days off, but some afternoons free. Research assistants will work independently and in small teams. Field vehicle provided, or use your own 4WD vehicle and receive additional generous compensation for mileage. Camping at field sites will be the norm, with occasional access to small-town motels.
Must be able to identify western birds by sound and sight. Must have backcountry camping and driving experience. A motor vehicle check will be required.
Experience with point counts and a B.S./B.A. or equivalent in ecology, natural resources, or wildlife biology are preferred.
Salary range $13.71-19.51 / hour, depending on experience.
Oregon State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.