Seeking two fish ecology technicians to assist with scientific field research investigating the movement patterns of Rio Grande Silvery Minnow in a contemporary fragmented river in New Mexico using raft-based mobile PIT-tag antennas.
Dates of employment: March 20, 2020 - April 9, 2020
Primary tasks will include:
Work hours will possibly be long and overtime will be required. There may be no time off during the field session. Housing and food will be provided for the duration of the field session. Technicians will be expected to help with cooking and shopping for meals, and general upkeep of the equipment. The field site is located on the Rio Grande ~1 hour south of Albuquerque, NM. There is internet and cell service at the field station.
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
This position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must be able to walk several miles over rough, uneven terrain and in chest-deep rivers (waders are provided). Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting (up to 65 lbs.) and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects. Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions, such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Employees work outside and will not be protected from weather conditions, including extreme cold and extreme heat for extended periods.
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