Summer Employment with Delta Waterfowl
Each year, Delta Waterfowl hires field assistants to help graduate students with their research projects. Projects vary greatly but have included in the past: breeding ecology of pintails, gadwall, and lesser scaup, the effect of predators on nest success and brood survival, behavioral ecology of ducks and ducklings, and wetlands ecology and chemistry. Working for Delta on the breeding grounds is great experience, especially if you are interested in a graduate degree and/or a career in waterfowl management. Technicians will learn about waterfowl/wetlands research, interact with students and their professors, and get to know the institutions that are key players in this field. Many of the graduate students funded by Delta Waterfowl began their career as Delta research assistants.
Delta Waterfowl will be hiring 10-12 research assistants for the 2014 waterfowl breeding season. The research field season will begin in late April and continue through the middle of July. Most of the technicians will be working in Saskatchewan, so U.S. applicants will need to have or obtain a passport to enter Canada. Additional positions will be located in North Dakota. Field work in Saskatchewan will include nest searching for diving duck nests on foot, so technicians should have reasonable physical fitness. Technicians at both sites will be required to operate ATVs using chain drags, quickly identify hens of all waterfowl species, and work long hours in the field. Technicians will be paid a monthly stipend of $1,600 to $1,800 depending on location and experience. Delta Waterfowl will provide field housing.
If interested, please contact Mike Buxton at email@example.com for details. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2014.