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Eamon

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  1. Salary: $2000 per month + Housing Dates: Approximately 1 June 2019 - 31 July 2019 Last day to apply: 5/1/19 Description: We are studying the migration and dispersal behavior of endangered Yuma Ridgway’s rails in the southwestern U.S. Our research will help inform year-round conservation of this endangered marsh bird and help better assess the potential impact of solar facilities in the southwestern U.S. on Yuma Ridgway’s rails. The technician will help trap, band, and attach transmitters to Yuma Ridgway’s rails. The technician will also help document the presence of a recently discovered ectoparasite on the rails. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an endangered marsh bird in a unique environment. Field work will occur in marshes at the Imperial, Cibola, and Havasu National Wildlife Refuges in Arizona, the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge and nearby wetlands in California, and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada. The scope of this project will require field crews to relocate frequently. Housing will be provided at all field sites. Duties will include but are not limited to: 1) Setting marsh bird traps in wetlands 2) Capturing and banding of Yuma Ridgway’s rails 3) Attaching solar satellite transmitters to the rails 4) Documenting the presence of ectoparasites on the rails 5) Marsh bird trap maintenance Applicants must be comfortable working with others; possess a strong work ethic; have a valid driver’s license; and be willing to live and conduct field research in remote areas in hot weather conditions. Candidates should also be enthusiastic about avian research, comfortable with early mornings and working in marshes, and tolerate mosquitoes. To apply please send, in a single document, a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references to Eamon Harrity- email: eharrity@uidaho.edu, phone: 8089380546. Applicants will be considered as they are received.
  2. We are studying the dispersal behavior of Yuma Ridgway’s rails (distance moved, directions, and phenology of movement) in the Southwestern U.S. Our research will help better assess the potential impact of solar facilities in the Southwestern U.S. on migrating/dispersing Yuma Ridgway’s rails. We will have 2 crews in 2018 and field work will occur in Southwestern Arizona, Southwestern Nevada, and Southeastern California. Technicians will help trap, band, document ectoparasites, and attach transmitters to Yuma Ridgway’s rails. Field work will occur in marshes at the Imperial, Cibola, and Havasu National Wildlife Refuges in Arizona, the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge and nearby wetlands in California, and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada. Duties will include but are not limited to: Setting marsh bird traps in wetlands Capturing and banding of Yuma Ridgway’s rails Documenting the presence of ectoparasites on the rails Attaching solar satellite transmitters to the rails Entering field data Applicants must be comfortable working with others; possess a strong work ethic; have a valid driver’s license; and be willing to live and conduct field research in remote areas in hot weather conditions. Candidates should also be comfortable with early morning field work and tolerate mosquitos. At times, work will require working in marshes up to 3’ deep. Waders will be provided. Salary: $10-$12/hr DOE + Housing Dates: Approximately June 1st- Mid July To apply please send, in a single document, a cover letter, resume, and contact information for >3 references to eharrity@uidaho.edu. Applicants will be considered as they are received.
  3. Salary: $14-$15 per hour DOE + Housing Dates: Approximately May 15th through August 1st Description: We are studying the dispersal behavior of Yuma Ridgway’s rails (distance moved, directions, and phenology of movement) in the Southwestern U.S. Our research will help assess the potential impact of solar facilities in the Southwestern U.S. on migrating/dispersing Yuma Ridgway’s rails. We will have 2 crews in 2018 and field work will occur in Southwestern Arizona, Southwestern Nevada, and Southeastern California. The crew leader will supervise a crew of 1-2 technicians to trap, band, and attach transmitters to Yuma Ridgway’s rails. Field work will occur in marshes at the Imperial, Cibola, and Havasu National Wildlife Refuges in Arizona, the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge and nearby wetlands in California, and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada. The crew leader will be responsible for: 1) following field protocols, 2) bird and technician safety, 3) checking entered data, 4) coordinating trapping efforts and field logistics, and 5) regularly communicating with a graduate student that will oversee all field work. Duties will include but are not limited to: Leading a crew of 1-2 technicians Coordinating trapping efforts and field logistics with the graduate student Setting marsh bird traps in wetlands Supervising the capture and banding of Yuma Ridgway’s rails (and other marsh birds) Documenting presence of ectoparasites on the rails Attaching solar satellite transmitters to the rails Organizing and maintaining field data and equipment Applicants must be comfortable living and working with other people; possess a strong work ethic; have previous experience handling and banding birds; have a valid driver’s license; and be willing to live and conduct field research in remote areas in hot weather conditions. Candidates should also be comfortable with early morning field work and tolerate mosquitos. At times, work will require working in marshes up to 3’ deep. Waders will be provided. To apply please send, in a single document, a cover letter, resume, and contact information for >3 references to eharrity@uidaho.edu. Applicants will be considered as they are received.
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