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Bat Conservation International's mission is to conserve the world's bats and their ecosystems in order to ensure a healthy planet.
Field Technician (Remote)
Bat Conservation International (www.batcon.org) is seeking qualified candidates to serve as seasonal field technicians from approximately 1 June through 30 October 2020 to conduct bat and bird fatality searches at an operating wind energy facility near Orient, Iowa. This is a great opportunity for those interested in gaining scientific research experience. Pay rate is $12/hour plus housing, utilities, internet, and vehicles provided.
Successful Applicants Will:
Conduct standardized searches for bat and bird carcasses beneath wind turbines
Quantify habitat characteristics
Enter and manage datasets.
There will also be opportunities to gain experience deployment and analysis of data collected with ultrasonic detectors and thermal cameras, including 3-D thermal videography.
A Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, wildlife management or a related discipline is highly preferred.
Applicants must be willing and capable of conducting field work in moderately rugged terrain under physically demanding conditions (e.g., hot temperatures, venomous snakes, biting insects, etc.).
Applicants must be willing to work atypical hours and live and work well with a research team.
Applicants must possess a valid Driver’s License.
Background checks will be conducted before hiring is complete.
An ideal candidate has interest in science and research, previous field work experience, and experience identifying bats and birds.
Please submit (electronic submissions only) a letter of interest, resume, and names, addresses, email and phone contacts for three references to:
Bat Conservation International
Please include “Iowa BCI Field Technician” in the subject line