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Bird Jobs from Cornell -- Dec. 21  Erootsm-@aol.com
 Dec 22, 2004 17:14 PST 


These regional jobs were sent by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Ellen McBride
Lubbock

NATURAL RESOURCE PROGRAM MANAGER--Essex Corporation is seeking a Senior
Biologist/Ecologist to lead its support efforts for the US Army in San Antonio,
Texas. The successful candidate will assist the Army implement the Integrated
Natural Resource Management Plan for Camp Bullis and Fort Sam Houston, Texas and
provide expert advice to Military planners, engineers and leaders on complying
with federal, state and local natural resource laws and regulations. The
ideal candidate will be detail oriented; have a professional demeanor; strong
organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
in a fast-paced environment and be a dedicated team player. Advanced knowledge
and experience with avian biology and census methods required. Excellent GIS
and GPS skills crucial. Strong consideration given to candidates having
experience with Army natural resource policy and regulations. A minimum of a
Bachelor's degree and 4 years experience required. Master's preferred. Salary DOQ.
Position open until filled. Contact: JERRY THOMPSON (EM:
jthom-@essexcorp.com, PH: 210-295-7889).

VOLUNTEER RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (4 positions available) needed for a minimum of
six weeks from 15 Jan - 15 May 2005 to assist with a study investigating the
sensory ecology and foraging behavior of the tropical frog-eating bat,
Trachops cirrhosus. Work will be conducted on Barro Colorado Island, PANAMA. No prior
experience is required, but applicant should be comfortable working in hot
and humid conditions, tolerate ticks and chiggers, and able to work late into
the night. Work will include hiking to field site, mistnetting bats, and
conducting acoustic experiments in a flight cage. Housing: a well-supplied research
station with all meals prepared. As the position is unpaid, volunteers are
asked only to work four days each week, followed by three days off. Volunteers
must cover all their own expenses including airfare to Panama and field station
fees ($625/month, includes room and board). If interested, please send a resume
and contact information for three references to RACHEL PAGE (EM:
rache-@mail.utexas.edu).

DATA MANAGER: Advance notification of a permanent, full-time position with
the Chihuahuan Desert Network (CHDN) Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) Program.
Recently the National Park Service (NPS) has developed a service-wide, network
based inventory and monitoring program to address the lack of credible scientific
information available to parks on their biological and physical resources. The
CHDN (7 park units in New Mexico and Texas) is one of 32 inventory and
monitoring networks within the NPS. The program offices are located on the campus of
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. The incumbent will serve as Data
and Information Manager for the CHDN I&M Program. The success of the network
I&M program is dependent on well designed and maintained data management
systems. The incumbent will be responsible for providing leadership and technical
guidance relative to the management of network inventory and monitoring
datasets. The incumbent will direct an intricate program of data management
activities including planning, development, implementation and administration of
systems for the acquisition, design, storage, retrieval, transfer and dissemination
of data. Interacting with researchers in a field setting is expected, but
will be limited. Travel to the network parks will also regularly occur.
Education: minimum of Bachelor's degree in computer sciences, biological or ecological
sciences. The incumbent must have advanced comprehensive knowledge of
contemporary information/data management theory, methods and procedures. Ability to
design, develop, implement and maintain biological databases. Have the ability
to plan and carry out complex, scientifically credible data management
program. Experience in database management, word processing, and spreadsheet
software. Knowledge of HTML or web editing tools, and other internet technologies, and
proficiency in GIS are desirable skills. Salary: GS-09/11 (starting approx.
$41,300 + benefits). Check USA Jobs website for announcement. Announcement will
be out by early Jan. 2005. Start date no later than 21 Feb. 2005 Contact: DR.
HILDY REISER, (EM: hildy_-@nps.gov) for further information.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT (1) and INTERNS (3) needed to assist with study evaluating
the effects of clutch size on the cost of reproduction in birds through
experimental clutch manipulations of red-faced warbler nests. Field site is located
in high-elevation, mixed-conifer forest in the Santa Catalina Mountains,
Arizona (10 miles north of Tucson). Primary duties include: 1) locating,
monitoring, and manipulating nests of red-faced warblers; 2) locating and monitoring
nests of other montane forest birds; and 3) measuring habitat characteristics
associated with nests. Applicants should be willing to work long hours, able to
work independently in the field, and willing to partake in manipulative
research on birds. Preference given to applicants with documented experience
locating bird nests (especially for Research Assistant position). Applicants
applying for Research Assistant position should also have experience supervising
field crews. Approximately 20 Apr to 20 Jul 2004. Salary for Research Assistant is
$1,500/month. A $500/month stipend and transportation to/from field site
provided to Interns. During the field season, crew will camp at University of
Arizona observatory facility at summit of Santa Catalina Mountains and have
access to bathroom, shower, and kitchen facilities. Send resume (with names, phone
numbers, and email addresses of 3 references) by email (preferred) or by mail
to: MOEZ ALI, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 104
Biological Sciences East, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85721 (EM:
moez-@email.arizona.edu).

EXPERIENCED BIOLOGISTS/BANDERS (1) wanted for a long-term demographic study
of the endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher in lovely Arizona. 2005 will
be the 10th season of this research project, which provides critical
information on population dynamics, movement patterns, genetics, physiology, habitat
use, diet, and more. Primary activities consist of target-netting adult
flycatchers, color banding adults and nestlings, resighting, and blood sampling for
genetic analysis. Other work includes surveying, nest finding/monitoring, and
telemetry work. Because these positions require extensive handling of an
endangered species, all applicants MUST have strong banding and bird handling skills.
Banders are needed from late-Apr through early-Aug, 2005. Salary is
approximately $2500 per month. Submit a cover letter (2 page max) describing your
interests and qualifications, CV or resume, and the name, address, phone number,
and e-mail address of at least 3 references. Email applications preferred.
Applications will be considered as they are received until the end of Jan. Send
application materials to PATTI NEWELL or EBEN PAXTON, USGS Colorado Plateau
Research Station, Box 5614, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011 (PH:
928-556-7311 ext 229; EM: WIFL-@lists.nau.edu).

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (2-4) needed 1 Apr - 31 Aug 2005 for a long-term
population ecology study of the Northern Spotted Owl in Northwest California. The pay
rate is $1800-1850/mo (depending on experience) based on an approximate 40 hr
work week. Free housing is provided at the Klamath Biological Research Station
in Salyer, California. Successful applicants will assist primarily in
monitoring, banding, and assessing reproduction of northern spotted owls. Secondary
duties will include collection and processing of blood samples for West Nile
virus and assisting in playback experiments with spotted and barred owls. Must
be physically fit (i.e., able to walk long distances in extremely steep
terrain), take detailed field notes, be able to work at night off-trail, have
excellent hearing, be able to identify birds by color band, and be willing to
occasionally camp for 1 to 3 days. Applicants with a BS (or in progress) in wildlife,
biology, or related fields are preferred. Must be able to start early Apr.
Any questions can be directed to TAMMY HAMER (EM: Tammy.-@ColoState.edu).
Submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of
three references by 1 Feb 2005 to: DR. ALAN FRANKLIN, Colorado Cooperative
Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 201 Wagar Building, Colorado State University,
Fort Collins, CO 80523.

RESEARCH INTERN needed to assist with ongoing study of interior least terns
in Dallas, Texas 1 May to 1 Sep 2005 (start/end times flexible). Intern will
be required to work both weekend days. Duties include identifying and counting
birds, collecting behavioral observations, and data entry. Applicants must
have their own transportation. Pay is $10/hr, housing is not included. Send
(e-mail preferred) a letter of interest, résumé with 3 references (names, telephone
numbers and e-mail addresses) to JEANETTE BOYLAN , Dallas Zoo, 650 South R.
L. Thornton Fwy., Dallas, TX 75203 (EM: jboy-@mail.ci.dallas.tx.us).

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