Conservation Technicians: St. Francis’ satyr butterfly research – 4

Subject: Hiring Conservation Technicians: St. Francis’ satyr butterfly research

The Haddad Lab at Michigan State University is hiring four field technicians for research in North Carolina on the St. FrancisÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) satyr butterfly from early May through mid-August. One position may begin on April 1st and extend through September. The St. FrancisÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) satyr is a federally endangered butterfly that is found only on the Ft. Bragg Army Installation in North Carolina. It is restricted to disturbance-dependent wetlands.  Work will include daily monitoring of adult butterflies during flight periods, maintenance of restored habitat, captive-rearing and breeding of individuals from eggs to adults, vegetation surveys, and assistance with studies on butterfly behavior and plant demography. All technicians will live near Ft. Bragg, NC for the duration of the summer.

Qualifications: Applicants must have or be working toward a bachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in biology, fisheries and wildlife, or a related field. They must also be comfortable working outdoors all day in extreme heat and humidity and be willing to tolerate biting insects and the presence of venomous snakes. Candidates with previous field work experience will be especially favorably received. This position represents an excellent opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated students who are interested in gaining or expanding their field experience in conservation biology.

Additional information about the project is available on the web at:

Compensation is $16.25/hour. Shared housing has been identified and rent will be split among researchers.

To apply: Applications must be submitted through the Michigan State University careers website. The job posting can be found here:

In your application, please include a cover letter describing why you are interested in and qualified for the position, resume, and the email address and phone number for two professional references.