Research Technician
Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ

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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.

Duties Include:
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).

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Desired Qualifications

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.

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