Everglades Wading Bird Technician
The University of Florida has been monitoring wading bird nesting effort in the Florida everglades for decades, primarily through aerial imagery. A technician is needed to help support research with large imagery datasets. The technician will identify and quantify wading bird species and behaviors in imagery, manage large imagery datasets, assist the project manager when needed, and optionally aid in one week of Everglades field work via airboat in November (dependent on the current status of COVID-19 restrictions and the location of the technician).
Ideal candidates will be able to work effectively remotely. Basic knowledge of bird biology and wading bird identification are beneficial as is previous experience working with imagery such as camera trap or drone data and associated software (e.g., Zooniverse, Agisoft Photoscan, Adobe, Photoshop, Image J).
The position will last at least for the Fall 2020 semester. The technician will receive $15/hr + benefits (https://hr.ufl.edu/working-at-uf/current-employees/temporary-employment-ops/) if working over 30 hours a week. Remote work is supported; computer and other home office equipment will be provided, as needed. Or working space at our lab on the UF campus is available, if desired. The technician will be invited to participate in weekly lab meetings (currently running remotely) and other professional development activities.
At Weecology, we are committed to supporting and training a diverse scientific workforce. Current and former group members encompass a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds from the U.S. and other countries, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, military veterans, people with disabilities, and students who are the first generation in their family to go to college. We support and encourage students interested in a variety of career paths. Former weecologists work at NGOs, teaching-focused colleges, research universities, and in the the tech industry. We work hard to create a supportive and inclusive lab environment and expect all members of Weecology to abide by the lab code of conduct (https://www.weecology.org/lab-wiki/code-of-conduct/).
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Glenda Yenni (email@example.com) by September 20. In your email, please include:
1) a short summary of your current research interests and why you are interested in this position (400 words or less) and
2) a description of prior work and/or research experience and the responsibilities, skills, and duties involved in those positions.