Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The aims of this project are to identify important slug or snail intermediate hosts in meningeal worm (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis) transmission from deer to moose and associate transmission hotspots with landscape features and forest management practices. The primary duties of this position are to assist a graduate student and tribal staff with deer and moose fecal pellet collection and collect/identify slugs and snails through leaf litter transects and cardboard sampling. Additional duties may include wolf trapping, stocking fish, and other natural resource management activities performed by tribal staff. Maintenance of equipment, data entry, and lab work will be required. Technician should expect to work in adverse conditions (bugs, thick forest, highly variable weather). Applicant must be in good physical condition and possess a valid driver's license. Most work-related travel will be on ATV.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
High School Diploma
Applicant must be able to work in remote locations with little to no supervision throughout the summer (May 20th- August 20th), with extension into fall possible depending on availability and funding.
Good physical condition. Capable of hiking 5+ miles per day, off trail with pack.
Experience driving a variety of vehicles (trucks, ATV's, buggies) on and off trail.
Preferred Qualifications/Selection Criteria:
Bachelor's degree related to the position
Experience using GPS technology to navigate across a large landscape
Willingness to work in a challenging outdoor setting (many bugs, thick forest, low maintenance trails, inclement weather conditions)
Practice following standardized operating procedures in a scientific setting
Internal Number: 329929
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