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Audubon's Seabird Restoration Program (SRP) is conducting a study on the foraging ecology of Atlantic Puffins and other seabirds that breed in the Gulf of Maine. The project will use miniature GPS devices attached to seabirds to record foraging trip tracks, times, and locations. The project will also assess tag effects through observations comparing behavior of tagged and untagged birds. This study will occur alongside SRP’s long-term seabird monitoring work at the field site.
Primitive camping and working on an offshore island is required. The island field station will have limited electricity (solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilet, and no running water (rainwater is collected for washing; drinking water is brought from the mainland). Research assistants will live on island for the duration of the field season. Communications with the mainland are via cell or VOIP phone, with VHF radios as back-up. The telemetry research assistants will coordinate activities with the Island Supervisor and long-term monitoring crew to ensure all island research and monitoring projects are completed.
Position starts in June, and ends in August or September, exact dates flexible. Food and worker’s compensation insurance are provided. Must provide own binoculars, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and 2-person tent.
For further information on the Seabird Restoration Program and research islands, visit: Project Puffin
Please submit a cover letter with the resume when applying.