Job Title: Deer Research Technician
Agency: Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana/Duty Station as Assigned
Job Category: Full-Time Temporary
Duration: Mid-February 2019 – May 2019
Last Date to Apply: 02 November 2018
Description: The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources is seeking up to two technicians to assist with the Integrated Deer Management Project. Successful applicants will work with Purdue faculty, staff, and graduate students to study deer populations, habitat condition, and human attitudes toward deer in Indiana. Study results will inform deer management in Indiana. Technician duties include, but are not limited to, remote camera deployment and retrieval, processing of remote camera photos, conducting deer browse and fecal pellet transects, construction of deer exclosures, creation of stump sprouts, and planting of oak seedlings. Field work will occur across Indiana starting in mid-February and continue into May.
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National Geographic Live! is coming to Bloomington with keynote speaker Ronan Donovan. A biologist turned photographer, Donovan talks about the similarities between humans and other social mammals, and what we can learn from them. As a biologist he documented wild chimpanzees in Uganda, and as a photographer he followed the life of Yellowstone’s gray wolf and the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. His talk is accompanied by his beautiful and striking photographs.
Job Title: Field Coordinator
Organization: Purdue University
Job: Full-time Temporary
Start Date: January 2019
End Date: June 2019 (estimated)
Application Deadline: 2 November 2018 or until filled
We seek a dedicated individual to assist with research projects focused on the use of cover crops by wildlife in agricultural ecosystems in Indiana. Projects will investigate raptor use of cover-cropped fields and vole population dynamics and crop damage. The successful applicant will be responsible for coordination and conduct of fieldwork, supervision of undergraduate students and, cultivation of close working relationships with the graduate students and faculty PI. Successful applicant must be comfortable working alone in the field and in harsh weather conditions.
The position will focus on raptors in winter and early spring, and voles in spring and early summer. However, as aspects of these projects rely on the weather and timing of spring planting, flexibility is required. Some weekend, early morning, and late evening work will be required. All sampling will occur in private farm fields, so the position requires excellent communication skills, a willingness to engage with farmers, and respect for property and landowners. Attention to detail when collecting data is a must.
- Bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology or a related natural resources field
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Attention to detail and ability to follow a detailed protocol
- Ability to carry up to 50 lbs across uneven ground
- Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
- Professionalism, flexibility, and a positive attitude
- Previous field research experience, preferably in row-crop agroecosystems
- Previous supervisory experience
- Prior experience identifying Midwestern small mammals and birds, especially raptors
- Prior experience with survey techniques, including small mammal trapping and handling, browse transects, trail cameras, and bird surveys
- Prior experience working with ERDAS Imagine and/or ArcMap software
To apply, please send a current resume, 1-page cover letter, and names and contact information for 3 references to Megan Zagorski (email@example.com) with the subject line “Purdue Cover Crops Project”. Review of applications will begin on Friday, November 2, 2018, and continue until a suitable applicant is found.
Professor Chooi is seeking undergraduates who may be interested in being UTAs for L112 or L104 next spring (2019).
Applicants: Please send Professor Chooi (firstname.lastname@example.org) the following information by the deadline – November 15 2018.
Mandatory Position requirements for UTAS:
- Attend all course lectures on TR 9:30-10:45 am for L112 or
11:15-12:30 pm for L104
- Positions are for X371 credit only. Do not apply if you are interested in a payroll position.
- Conduct one Learning Group per week for L112, not for L104.
- Help in grading, office hours, and proctoring exams.
- Applicants must have at minimum junior status and a minimum 3.5 GPA