VINS Research Position Contact Us 802.359.5000 firstname.lastname@example.org Nature Center Hours VINS Nature Center 10am to 5pm Daily November 1 - April 15 10am to 4pm Daily Accepting Injured Birds 8am to 5pm Daily 802.359.5000 x212 Get Directions Field Research Assistant VINS Research Assistant is involved in ongoing research initiatives, specifically the Winter Raptor Ecology Project. The Assistant is responsible for road side surveys of raptors and tracking study birds using radio telemetry. The Winter Raptor Ecology Project aims to understand how raptors, specifically Red-tailed Hawks and Rough-legged Hawks, utilize Addison County in Winter. Job location is headquartered in Addison County, Vermont. REPORTS TO: Research Coordinator JOB LOCATION: Job location is in Addison County, VT. The VINS Nature Center is located in Quechee, VT. Research Responsibilities Assist in capture of study raptorsAssist in recording morphometric data including wing chord, tail, tarsus, hallux, culmen, weight, micro age, and blood drawsTrack the study birds using radio telemetry and GPSWork a varied schedule that may include evenings and weekends Organizational Responsibilities Attend VINS staff meetings and participate in organization functions as requiredWork with other departments at VINS and other organizations to facilitate research initiatives Qualifications Capable of working in remote areas of Vermont during winter conditions individually or as part of a small teamAbility to track raptors outdoors in variable weather conditions and terrainDegree, or working toward a degree, in natural resources, wildlife biology, or environmental sciences preferredGeneral knowledge of raptor natural history (or willingness and initiative to learn)Reliable access to personal transportation and a valid driver’s licensePrevious animal-handling experience, especially raptors, preferred but not requireStrong organizational skills and work ethic Compensation & Work Schedule Compensation is $301 per week, paid every 2-week pay period. Mileage in the study area reimbursed at the federal rate. Regular workweek - 24 hours with some exceptions based on particular program offerings. Term of employment is December 6, 2022 through March 31, 2022 (some flexibility for appropriate candidates). Workday schedule will vary. Application To apply for this position, send cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 references to Research Coordinator Jim Armbruster at email@example.com. Position post date: October 2021 VINS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by membership dues, admission and program fees, donations, and grants.