Student Summer Research Technician Positions with Haddad Lab

We are looking to hire three students for upcoming summer research in North Carolina on the St. Francis’ satyr butterfly.  The St. Francis’ satyr is a federally endangered butterfly that is only found on Ft. Bragg Army Installation in North Carolina. It is restricted to disturbance-dependent wetlands.  Work will include daily monitoring of adult butterflies during flight periods, maintenance of restored habitat, captive-rearing of individuals from eggs to adult, vegetation surveys, and assistance with studies on butterfly behavior and plant demography.  Positions will start mid-May and continue through the second week of August.  All technicians will live near Ft. Bragg, NC for the duration of the summer. 

Applicants must have or be working toward a bachelor’s degree in biology, fisheries and wildlife, or a related field.  They also must be comfortable working outdoors all day in extreme heat and humidity, and be willing to tolerate biting insects and the presence of venomous snakes.  Candidates with previous fieldwork experience will be especially favorably received. This position represents an excellent opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated students who are interested in gaining or expanding their field experience in conservation biology. 

Additional information about the project is available on the web at: http://www4.ncsu.edu/~haddad/RareAnimals/RareAnimals.html

Compensation is an hourly rate that is equivalent to approximately $2600/month.

>Hiring will begin mid-March. If interested, please send a cover letter detailing why you are interested in the position, resume, and the email address and phone number of two references to:  David Pavlik pavlikd@msu.edu