Bat Field Technicians–North Carolina

Job Description

Indiana State University is seeking 4 field technicians to assist with a project investigating the roosting and foraging ecology of federally endangered gray bats (Myotis grisescens) in the French Broad River area of western North Carolina. Duties will include capturing and handling bats, radio telemetry searches for roosts, night-time foraging telemetry, acoustic and telemetry datalogger maintenance, emergence counts of bats exiting roosts, and measuring roost characteristics. Additional duties will include data entry and management, carrying heavy equipment, driving, gear maintenance/decontamination, and other various tasks. Technicians are needed from April 15 through October 15 and can expect to work long shifts, including late nights.


Asheville, NC and vicinity

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to work well individually and with others as part of a team.
  • Ability to work long hours including alternating day and night schedule.
  • Commitment to entire field season (April 15 through October 15, 2019).
  • Ability to withstand outdoor conditions including heat, rain, and wading in streams.
  • Ability to hike and navigate in rugged mountainous terrain, as well as work in an urban environment.
  • Comfortable driving windy mountain roads. Must hold valid U.S. driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience capturing and handling bats.
  • Pre-exposure rabies vaccination (ISU will pay for titer and booster shots if necessary).
  • Extensive radio-telemetry experience.
  • Data entry experience, including MS Access.


$13.33/hour with benefits, plus on-site mileage reimbursements of $0.535/mile. Lodging provided.

Application Process

Apply by February 28, 2019. Applicants must complete an online application through ISU’s website:

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