Research Assistant Position on Understanding Interactions of Recreation and Wildlife on Pilot Hill, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Laramie, WY

Job Title: Lab and Field Research Assistant Position on Understanding Interactions of Recreation and Wildlife on Pilot Hill

Organization: Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming

Position Overview:  Dr. Drew Bennett and Dr. Joe Holbrook are recruiting a part-time lab and field research assistant to contribute to a study on Pilot Hill. This study aims to understand the effects of recreation on wildlife movements and behaviors.

Duties:

  • Driving and hiking on Pilot Hill and neighboring private land to collect SD cards and swap batteries on 66 game cameras
  • Organizing SD cards on an external hard drive and filtering through the images using a game camera data software
  • Downloading data from trail counters at various locations on the Pilot Hill property
  • Following the provided data collection protocols

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate status at the University of Wyoming

Desired Qualifications:

  • Detail oriented and able to closely follow established protocols
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Ability to drive a vehicle on rough unpaved roads on Pilot Hill and neighboring private properties
  • A willingness to commit to the position for 2 years

Salary/Pay:

  • $12/hr at a maximum 30 hours a week
  • Anticipated average workload is 8-10 hours a week with the exception of two-three times a year during field visits to Pilot Hill

Application Deadline: October 10

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a full resume and cover letter to Jordan Kobliska at jkoblisk@uwyo.edu with a “Application for Pilot Hill Research” subject line. All undergraduate and graduate students will be considered. Undergraduate students in the Haub School of ENR are highly encouraged.