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  1. Job Description: Assist research team studying grassland bird responses to cattle grazing and plant diversity in CRP grasslands of Kansas, late spring-summer 2019. One or two individuals needed to assist with nest searching and monitoring and measurements of nestlings, including blood samples, May 20 - July 27 (arrive by May 19). Must be able to work independently and with a team, be cordial to landowners, and be tolerant of hot weather, physical labor, early starts, long hours, 6-day work weeks, and living in close quarters with other technicians in rural Kansas. Housing and field vehicles provided. Qualifications: Academic training in biology / ecology. Previous experience in field ecology desired. Must be able to tolerate demanding schedules, field conditions, and living in close quarters with field crews, and also be able to transport themselves to field station residences. To apply, email a cover letter, noting position of interest, and CV with 3 references to Dr. William E. Jensen at wjensen1@emporia.edu (postal address: Department of Biological Sciences, Campus Box 4050, Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801). Salary: $4400 / 10-week season Deadline for applications: 30 April 2019
  2. Job Description: Assist research team studying grassland bird responses to cattle grazing and plant diversity in CRP grasslands of Kansas, late spring-summer 2019. Individual needed to perform transect surveys of adult birds by sight and sound and assist with plant and insect sampling. Orientation begins May 17; plant and insect sampling through July 27, perhaps July 29. Bird surveys will require the first 3 hours (approximately) of each morning; majority of each field day assisting with plant and insect sampling. Qualifications: Academic training in biology / ecology. Must have previous experience with bird identification by sight and sound, will ideally have experience with line transect or point-count surveys, and must be >20 years of age with a valid driver’s license (for driving rental vehicles). Must be able to work independently and with a team, be cordial to landowners, and tolerant of hot weather, physical labor, early starts, long hours, 6-day work weeks, living in close quarters with other technicians in rural Kansas, and also be able to transport themselves to the field base station. Salary: $4400 / 10-week season. Housing and field vehicles provided. To Apply: To apply, email a cover letter and CV, including 3 references, to Dr. William E. Jensen at wjensen1@emporia.edu (postal address: Department of Biological Sciences, Campus Box 4050, Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801).
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