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Red-cockaded Woodpecker field research technician

Department of Biological Sciences
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Seasonal, Temporary, Internship


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Job Description:

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama is looking for a field research technician to assist a graduate student with their Master’s research project. The position will begin May 15th and will run through July 31st. The project is a study on how effective different management strategies are for increasing Red-cockaded Woodpecker population size. The field work will take place in the Oakmulgee Ranger District of the Talladega National Forest, 40 minutes from Tuscaloosa, AL. Candidates must be in good physical condition and capable of working long hours in high heat while maintaining a positive attitude.


Candidates who have or are currently pursuing a B.S. degree in wildlife sciences or a related major are highly preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience using GPS, have good field observation skills, and regional plant and insect identification skills. The candidate must have strong communication skills, work ethic, and behave professionally while conversing with Forest Service personnel and any citizens they encounter.

How to Apply:

To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to Emily Brown at