From: Mammalian Biology <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Lacy Dolan <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:25:22 PM
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Subject: Field Technician - Mississippi Black Bear Research

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I'm seeking a field technician to assist me with my field work this summer. Details are below and in the attachment:

Field Technician – Black Bear Noninvasive Sampling – Mississippi

Agency: Mississippi State University

Location: Starkville, MS



Start date: 05/01/2020

Last date to apply: 03/17/2020



Seeking a highly motivated individual with an interest in noninvasive sampling techniques to work from May to August 2020. The technician will assist a PhD student in setting up camera traps and hair snares to collect information on black bear genetics and space use, as well as vegetative, invertebrate, and vertebrate sampling for stable isotopes. Work will be conducted on public and private lands. Field housing will be provided. Expected duties include driving for long distances, hiking with gear to sites that may be inaccessible from drivable roads, data collection, and performing duties in typical southeastern summer conditions, which may include extreme weather.


Applicants should have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and must be able to perform fieldwork full time. Applicants must be able to hike with up to 50 lbs. of gear for long distances to sites if needed and be able to work efficiently in all weather conditions. An academic background in wildlife biology, zoology, environmental science or a related field is preferred. Applicants must also be able to work in a professional capacity while representing Mississippi State University on private, state, and federal lands. Fieldwork can be time-consuming and taxing. A strong work ethic, positive attitude, and attention to detail are necessary. Experience working in bottomland hardwoods, stable isotope sample collection, or identifying bear sign would be desirable.

Send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references (must include email and phone number for each reference listed) by email to Lacy Dolan ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>).

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.