I am seeking field biologists to work on a research project in Panama. The
work continues a long-term study that investigates the influence of
environmental factors on demography (adult and juvenile survival,
reproductive success, dispersal) and reproductive traits in an understory
antbird, Thamnophilus atrinucha. Field work will include mist-netting and
banding birds, re-sighting color-marked birds, nest searching, vocal
surveys, predator surveys, insect sampling, and experiments. Half the work
will take place on Pipeline Rd in Soberania National Park and the other half
will occur across the Isthmus of Panama. Field crew will live in Gamboa,
Panama. This work is in collaboration with the University of Wyoming and the
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

Qualifications: B.A/B.S. degree in biology, natural resources, wildlife
biology or related field. Experience nest searching and mist-netting is
required and preference will be given to candidates with experience in the
tropics. Ability to speak Spanish (enough to easily travel and interact with
people) and English is required. Must be in good physical condition and be
able to endure long field days in a tropical setting. Ability to drive a
manual vehicle and 4WD is necessary. I am looking for highly motivated
people that are hard-working, work well independently, and have positive
attitudes.

Start date: March 10th, 2015. Estimated end date: August 15th, 2015.

Salary: A stipend of $500/month, housing, field vehicle, and air travel to
and from Panama are provided.

Contact:  Dr. Corey E. Tarwater (coreytar@mail.ubc.ca), University of
Wyoming, currently at Univ. of British Columbia. Please provide letter of
interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references
familiar with your experience and qualifications.  Review of applications
will begin immediately and continue until filled. No more applications will
be accepted after January 10th.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected
by law and University policy.  Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness.
We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being
considered for employment.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the
completion of the background check.

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