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Foraging Telemetry Technician Positions, Indiana

Indiana State University’s Center for Bat Research, Outreach, and Conservation is seeking technicians for a bat foraging study in central Indiana at the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment. These positions are dynamic and require some mist netting and roost homing telemetry but mostly consists of tracking bats with radio telemetry while they are out foraging at night. Applicants must be visual map thinkers and have good direction and navigation skills. Please see below for further details on pay and housing, etc.

Application deadline has been extended to March 27, 2017.
For more details on job description and how to apply, see job posting document: Indiana HEE Job Posting 2017

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Bat Field Technician Position (Indianapolis)

Indiana State University is seeking four field technicians to assist with research involving the federally endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis). This research will occur near the Indianapolis International Airport, and is part of a long-term monitoring effort. Duties will include mist-netting, radio telemetry, emergence counts, acoustic surveys, and conducting roost/habitat vegetation plots. 

Technicians are needed from May 14 to August 15 and can expect to work long shifts including late nights (up till 4 am) up to 10 nights in a row. A positive attitude and strong work ethic are the most important qualities we’re seeking.

This is a great opportunity for an undergraduate or recent graduate to gain experience with a variety of field techniques. The employee will gain hands-on experience using several different bat detector models, in addition to modern radio telemetry techniques.

Please see the following document for more information about the position and application process.

Bat Field Technician (Indianapolis) 2015


To learn more about past and current projects conducted by ISU’s Bat Center, see our Research page.

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