This post will be used to fill 2 positions (Indiana Bat Lead Telemetry
Technician and Indiana Bat Lead Mist Netting Technician) for a summer bat
research project in northeast Missouri.
The Center for Bat Research, Outreach, and Conservation at Indiana State
University is recruiting Field Technicians to aid in a 12-week study of
bats in the northern plains of Missouri. The Missouri Bat Project is an
8-year study and collaboration between the Center for Bat Research,
Outreach, and Conservation and the Missouri Department of Conservation. The
main goal of the project is to understand how federally endangered Indiana
bats (*Myotis sodalis*) are affected by timber management on state-owned
conservation lands in northeast Missouri. Technicians will aid Drs.
Clarissa Starbuck and Joy OÃ¢Â€Â™Keefe, two PhD students, and an MS student in
gathering data on bat distributions, health, and population density on six
conservation areas. The Bat Center will provide housing and field vehicles
to conduct the research.
The *Lead Telemetry Technician* will be in charge of tracking bats to day
roosts and assisting a small group of other technicians who may not have as
much tracking experience. The lead telemetry technician will also conduct
exit counts at bat roosts and manage data. The position involves navigating
in rugged and forested areas using a compass and map and the lead telemetry
technician will help with managing data for a long-term project.
The *Lead Mist Netting Technician* will be in charge of organizing gear for
mist netting, will work on a netting team to safely capture and handle
bats, and will follow decontamination protocols during and after netting
each night. The mist netting technician will also manage data and conduct
exit counts at bat roosts when needed.
We anticipate long days in the field and can say with certainty that you
will encounter at least one of the following on a daily basis: ticks,
spiders, chiggers, venomous snakes, poison ivy, mud, hot weather, and rain.
You will live and work in a team environment.
Northeastern Missouri. Nearest city is Kirksville, MO.
Temporary, full-time positions.
$450/week for 11Ã¢Â€Â“12 weeks beginning 16 May 2020.
Bunk housing and field vehicle will be provided. Indiana State University
will not pay for relocation costs (moving expenses).
Must have a* positive attitude, strong work ethic, and be in good physical
condition. It is also critical that you are detail oriented and interested
in collecting data for research studies.* Must possess a valid driver’s
license and pass driving record check. Desired: Experience as a leader with
responsibilities such as delegating tasks and problem solving.
*Lead Telemetry Technician: *Must have experience using radio telemetry to
track wildlife. Must have experience navigating using GPS and topographic
*Lead Mist Netting Technician:* Must have completed the pre-exposure series
of rabies vaccinations and have experience handling and mist netting for
Application process: To apply for this position, *send resume and names of
three references as one pdf file* to Clarissa Starbuck at
*. *Applications received by 17 February
2020 will be given highest consideration*. In the subject line of your
email, please include Ã¢Â€ÂœMissouri Lead Bat Technician.Ã¢Â€Â In your email, please
indicate which position(s) for which you would like to be considered.
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