2012 Summer Stream Salamander Field Assistant (Central NH)

POSITION One seasonal Wildlife Technician position is available to work in the lab of Dr. Winsor Lowe at the University of Montana.  Fieldwork will be conducted at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in central New Hampshire.

DURATION and HOUSING The position will last approximately three months, starting mid-June and ending in late August / early September.  Housing is provided at Hubbard Brook in New Hampshire.  Round-trip transportation to New Hampshire along with travel to local field sites is provided.

JOB DESCRIPTION The technician’s primary duties will involve surveys of stream salamanders and brook trout in headwater streams of central New Hampshire.  The technician will also assist in setting up and maintenance of artificial stream experiments at the field site.  Work will be in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and technicians should expect to hike to field sites in rough terrain, get wet from working in headwater streams, handle salamanders, use a handheld GPS unit, and experience East Coast humidity and heat. The technician will also be expected to develop and conduct an additional side project of his/her choice under the guidance of the project leader. The technician will be a part of a three-person field crew, thus the successful applicant should work well with others.  Prior fieldwork experience is preferred, but not required.

PAY:  $10.00/hour, 40-hour work week.

LAST DATE TO APPLY:  March 15, 2012, or until position filled.

CONTACT:  Send a cover letter, resume and contact info for at least 2 references to Jon Davenport, jon.davenport@mso.umt.edu