Beaver Translocation Technician
On-Campus ACA Variable Hours
US Work Authorization is REQUIRED
Seeking one technician to assist a M.S. graduate student on research comparing translocated nuisance beaver ecology to naturally occurring resident beaver ecology. Primary tasks will include live capture of (scouting for sign, setting live-traps, processing animals), caring for during mandatory quarantine (to reduce the risk of aquatic invasive species and disease transmission), and tracking beavers (via radio-telemetry as well as installing mobile submersible PIT-tag antennae), along with some vegetation sampling and mortality investigations. Work hours will be variable including nighttime tracking and early mornings to check live-traps. A camper trailer and tent are provided as free field housing, and the technician will be expected to help with upkeep around camp. The remote field site is situated in the San Rafael Desert along stretches of the Price and lower San Rafael Rivers. There are no hookups or cell phone service at camp and temperatures can reach above 100 degrees, but the desert offers starkly beautiful scenery, stars, and wildlife.
Location: Field sites are located along the Price River and lower San Rafael River near the town of Green River, Utah.