Ohio University Wildlife Research Technician, Biological Sciences (Yellowstone National Park) in Athens, Ohio

Job Description:

The primary purpose of the position is to collect wildlife ecology data at field sites located in Yellowstone National Park. The purpose of this data collection will be to understand the status of bat populations in the Park. Data collection includes the observation, capture, handing, and marking of bats with subcutaneous radio-frequency identification tags. In addition to handling and observing animals, this position includes physical activities such as hiking and carrying heavy equipment, as well as spending extensive periods of time outdoors, including at night.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Conducting mist-net surveys and marking captured bats – 60% of time

  2. Data entry – 20% of time

  3. Searching for bat roosts and capture sites – 20% of time

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree. Minimum of 1 year experience. Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations.

Planning Unit: College of Arts & Sciences

Department: Biological Sciences

Campus: Athens

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Dr. Joseph Johnson, Assistant Professor, jjohnson@ohio.edu

Advertised Salary:

The minimum hourly wage for this position is $12.43.