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. Working on this project, students will gain
extensive wildlife experience, including bat capture and handling (if
rabies vaccinated), radio telemetry, conducting exit counts at bat roosts,
deployment of acoustic detectors, navigating in rugged and forested areas
using a compass and map, and managing data for a long-term project. 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 position. $400/week for 11 or 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 navigating using GPS and topographic maps. Proficiency
with radio telemetry in difficult terrain. Applicants who have experience
with bats and who have completed the pre-exposure series of rabies
vaccinations will be given priority.
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 Bat Technician.Ã¢Â€Â
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