Oregon State University Temporary Biological Sciences Research Technician 1 in Corvallis, Oregon

Internal Job Number: P00995CT


This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Temporary Biological Sciences Research Technician 1 position for the Institute of Natural Resources at Oregon State University (OSU).

This position will be located in Yreka, California.

This position is responsible for managing a field crew and participating in research non-invasively monitoring fishers in the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion of northern California and southern Oregon. Monitoring activities will include deploying baited hair sampling stations, track plates, and trail cameras. The position starts 11 September 2017 and ends 31 December 2017. Housing will be provided.

Minimum Qualifications (Staff) / Guidelines (Faculty):

Two years of college-level courses in (specific field of biological science); OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Requirements :

Knowledge of fisher biology and professional-level experience with non-invasive monitoring methods for carnivores (e.g., hair snares, trail camera photos). High degree of personal initiative and excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to work independently in the field and in collaboration with others to collect biological information and maintain accurate and detailed records of data collected. A bachelor’s degree from a state college or university in biological sciences or related field.

Experience collecting data from remote hair-snare stations and collecting habitat data in the field.

A strong understanding of the biotic and abiotic factors that may influence successful detections of fishers at sampling units. Previous experience working in the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion and experience navigating back-country forest service roads on private and public lands are imperative.

Extensive time will be spent in the field driving on dirt roads, using 4-wheel drive vehicles, clearing roadways of forest debris, and hiking in extremely steep and rugged terrain under adverse weather.

Special Equipment experience required: Daily = 4X4 vehicle, GPS, SPOT locator device.

This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OSU Standard 125-155-0200) as per OSU 576-056-0000 et seq.

Salary (Minimum): $2218

Salary (Maximum): $3152