The Central Arizona, Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) project at Arizona State University seeks a full-time research technician to provide field and analytical support for urban ecology research programs in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. The position will involve a combination of administration, laboratory work, and field work with emphasis on studies of animal behavior and ecology in the field.
Examines and monitors behavior of bird, reptiles and other animal populations in a variety of settings, including residential urban areas, desert remnants and riparian zones; collects field data maintains detailed records of studies, organizes and enters data; operates and maintains laboratory and experimental equipment; monitors and/or coordinates work of student workers and/or graduate research assistants; drives university vehicle to fieldwork site, occasionally off-road on uneven terrain; bends and stoops to collect data. Carries equipment from vehicle to field monitoring sites (up to 50 lbs.). Occasionally performs strenuous data collection; when collecting data, works outside in adverse weather conditions.
DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Flexible schedule is required to meet the needs of the project (such as four - 10 hour days). On field days during summer months, work schedule begins at 5:00 AM due to weather conditions).
Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR,Four years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR,Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Evidence of a Bachelor or Master's degree in ecology or related field.
Experience in: conducting sample collections (field work) in remote locations; identifying Sonoran desert plants, Arizona bird and/or reptile species; using GIS; using spreadsheets; databases and/or other data management software; organization and attention to detail; working in a team environment with other researchers from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Arizona State University - 17 months ago
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