[mou] Field Research Positions Available

Emily Hutchins Emily.Hutchins at dnr.state.mn.us
Sat Apr 14 15:32:26 EDT 2007

Field Research Technicians (2) and Crew Leader (1) are needed to assist a graduate student with a wetland bird research project from mid-May through late July or early August (10-12 weeks).  The study entails comparing bird use of native sedge wetlands and wetlands invaded by reed canarygrass in southern Minnesota.

The Crew leader will conduct breeding bird surveys and must be familiar with Midwestern bird songs and calls.  The Crew leader will be responsible for 1 of the field technicians, assist with nest searching and monitoring, vegetation measurements, and data entry.  This position pays $9.00/hour, 40 hours/week, and transportation is provided.

Field technicians will primarily be involved with nest searching and monitoring on the study areas.  They also will take part in vegetation measurements.  Identification skills of Midwestern grassland and wetland birds will be helpful.  Field technicians are eligible for internship credits through Minnesota State University, Mankato, travel expenses, and possibly a small stipend.

Those interested in applying should send a resume with 3 references and a brief letter of interest by 25 April 2007 to Emily Hutchins, Graduate Student, at emily.hutchins at mnsu.edu, or Trafton Science Center, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN  56001.  Applications by email are preferred.  Questions about the positions may be sent to the email address above.

Emily Hutchins
Private Lands Specialist
DNR Area Wildlife Office
8485 Rose St.
Owatonna, MN  55060
(507) 455-5841

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