Opportunity To Work On A Research Project Focused On The Endangered Bahama Swallow


Opportunity to work on a research project focused on the endangered Bahama Swallow
(Tachycineta cyaneoviridis)

Information about the species and the research project can be found at https://bahamaswallow.wordpress.com/

The Project will be hiring two full-time field technicians for the upcoming field season. One position will begin in early April and the other in early May, and both will conclude in mid-July. Primary responsibilities will involve locating and monitoring nests, conducting population and habitat surveys, and managing data. All fieldwork will take place on Great Abaco Island in The Bahamas. This position will provide opportunities to acquire new skills while working in a unique subtropical ecosystem. The Bahamas is a beautiful and exciting place to live and work, but applicants should expect long workdays with exposure to sun and heat, biting insects, and poisonwood (similar to poison ivy).

Qualifications: Applicant needs to be organized, motivated and able to work both in a team and independently. Priority will be given to applicants with biological field experience, particularly those who have experience with ornithological field techniques.

Compensation: 1 All transportation, room and board will be provided throughout the field season. At the conclusion of the field season, each technician will receive a small stipend.

To apply for the position, send a single PDF file that includes:

  • A one-page cover letter describing which position(s) you are applying for, why you are interested in the position, and what skills you can bring to the project.
  • An updated CV
  • Contact information (name, position, email, telephone number) for three references

to Maya Wilson at mayaw@vt.edu by Wednesday, March 1st

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