The Conservation Biology lab at WSU Vancouver in collaboration with Pacific University is recruiting 4
full-time field technicians to join our team researching the endangered
Oregon silverspot butterfly on the Oregon Coast. We are conducting a
mark-recapture study to understand butterfly dispersal and survival rates
across a network of coast range meadows, as well as concurrent distance
sampling surveys. Work takes place at Mt.Hebo on the Oregon Coast.
- Daily butterfly surveys, netting and marking adult butterflies
- Vegetation sampling
- Data collection via voice recorder, field notes, and GPS
- Data entry
Dates: July – September. Must be available through mid-September
Schedule: 40 hours/week. Because we never know what days are going to be
“good” days for butterflies – sunny and calm, the weekly schedule may
change according to weather. We do our best to provide technicians with
two-day weekends, but may shift schedules as needed.
Housing: Shared housing and transportation between housing and field sites
Qualifications: Main qualifications are enthusiasm, flexibility, and
curiosity! Previous experience netting and handling insects and using
binoculars is a plus, but not required. Applicants must be able to work
outside in the elements for long periods of time.
We welcome applicants of all races, gender identities, religions, sexual
orientations, and ages. We believe having a diverse team that can approach
questions from numerous viewpoints makes us all better scientists.
Please submit applications to the Google Form here:
Applications will be reviewed as received and continue until positions are
If you have any questions, please contact Izzy Bur at firstname.lastname@example.org.