Jump to content
Ornithology Exchange
  • Sign in to follow this  

    Tidal Marsh Bird Banding Technician


    Guest
    • Employer: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
      Location: Western Long Island, NY
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/06/2019
      Open Until Filled: No

    Job Description: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is seeking to hire 3 TIDAL MARSH BIRD BANDING AND NEST SEARCHING TECHNICIANS (mid-May to mid-August) to assist a graduate student studying the breeding ecology of endemic tidal marsh birds, focusing on Saltmarsh and Seaside Sparrows in New York. Responsibilities will include: regular mist-netting (systematic and targeting nests), banding and bleeding (and PIT-tag application) of adults and nestlings, daily nest searching/monitoring, vegetation sampling, camera trap application, and daily data entry/proofing. Data retrieved will be part of a large-scale project called SHARP (see www.tidalmarshbirds.org), investigating the status and distribution of tidal marsh bird species on the North Atlantic coast.

    Technician will work cooperatively as part of a small team, and be supervised by a graduate student. Free housing in New York City, a competitive stipend of $560/week and work vehicles will be provided along with the opportunity to enjoy seldom seen wild places and explore NYC on your free time. 


    Qualifications:
    Candidates must have at least 6 months field research experience and 2 months experience handling and extracting birds from mist-nets, banding, and taking morphological measurements. Experience taking brachial blood samples is a bonus. Applicants should enjoy the challenging task of nest searching/monitoring.  Qualified candidates must have meticulous data collection skills, good inter-personal skills, and the ability to work independently. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license and be willing to occasionally drive a work vehicle in city traffic. Candidates should expect long work days (beginning pre-dawn) 6 days a week in challenging field conditions (wet and muddy, high heat/humidity and biting insects) and daily data entry/proofing.

    Please send in PDF or Word format: 1) a letter of interest highlighting your relevant experience, approximate number of birds extracted and banded, dates of availability, and the reason you are interested in this position; 2) a resume/CV (including current educational status and GPA); and 3) contact information (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) for 3 references that can attest to your experience and suitability to this position to Alex Cook, at suny.sharp@gmail.com, with TIDAL MARSH BIRD TECHNICIAN in the subject line, by 06 February 2019. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled.


    Salary: Housing and $560/week stipend   Last Date to apply: 06 February 2019

    Contact: Alex Cook
    E-mail: suny.sharp@gmail.com (Preferred)  

    Sign in to follow this  


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.



    Join the conversation

    You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
    Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

    Guest
    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Help

    You can edit your own job posts if you sign in before you post. To edit a posted job: sign in, scroll to the bottom, and click "Edit".

    If you need help with anything, post in the Jobs Board Support forum for fastest service or Contact Us.

    You must be signed in to view the Jobs Board Support forum. Sign In.

×
×
  • Create New...