Title: Field Technician Agency: Fitzgerald Lab, Wildlife & Fisheries Science Dept., TAMU Location: Maljamar, New Mexico, U.S.A. Job Description: The laboratory of Dr. Lee A. Fitzgerald is seeking two highly motivated individuals with strong organizational skills to serve as field technicians. This position begins in April and ends in September, 2012.
Primary duties include: general equipment maintenance, processing of wild caught animals (lizards and snakes), and clear communication with supervisor and other technicians regarding tasked duties. Following a thorough introduction and familiarization period (one-two weeks), technician must be capable of performing tasks independently. All work will be conducted out of a field station in Maljamar, NM. Daily schedule revolves around routine checking of pit(fall) traps in the deserts of southern New Mexico.
Qualifications: Minimum requirements: High School Diploma or GED with 2 years of coursework in the life sciences. Ideal candidate will: be in their last year of coursework leading to a B.S. in the life sciences (experience in herpetology is desired), have prior field experience, and most importantly, have a desire to conduct field biological work under harsh conditions.
Last Date to apply: Application review will begin on February 15, 2012.