Field Technician Position – Alaska wildlife and climate change

Have you ever wondered what’s it like to conduct research in the Arctic?  You don’t have to wonder for long. I am offering a full-time temporary position located at Denali National Park, AK, in June, July, and August 2019. During this time, you would be backpacking and living on campgrounds at Denali. A stipend of $2,000, food and lodging will be provided, but you must cover your own transportation to the field site. As a technician, your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

•Conducting population surveys of arctic ground squirrels, including locating and indexing burrow networks and confirming presence or absence,
•Conducting vegetation assessments, and
•Maintaining good working relationships with other scientists, park liaison and visitors at Denali to support the goals of research.

The preferred candidate is dependable, curious, enthusiastic, doesn’t mind working in physically taxing situations for long hours, and loves to be outdoors in rugged conditions. The ideal candidate will also have experience backpacking.

This fieldwork is part of the dissertation research of Nigel Golden (, University of Massachusetts graduate student studying the impact of climate change on arctic ground squirrel activity. This research is part of a broad research program, led by Dr. Toni Lyn Morelli of the US Geological Survey’s Northeast Climate Science Center, to understand the impacts of climate change on wildlife.
If you are interested in the position or have questions, email Nigel Golden at by March 8th, 2019 with a resume/CV with the subject line AGS in Denali 2019.

Please use the following format for email: LastName_FirstName_CV/RS. Women and UR students are encouraged to apply.