Location: Desert Regions of Southwestern US.
Dates: Mid-May through beginning of August
Job description: The Clark lab at San Diego State University is seeking
motivated individuals to assist in a behavioral ecology and biomechanics study
predator-prey interactions between rattlesnakes (Crotalus spp.) and kangaroo
(Dipodomys spp.). Field assistants will live at a remote field location in
Mojave or Sonoran Desert, and conduct fieldwork in the surrounding area.
will help with marking, capture, and behavioral observations of rattlesnakes
mammals in the field. This a great opportunity to gain experience with small
trapping, marking and handling of animals, radio telemetry, GPS, behavioral
observation, videography techniques, and other basic behavior and ecology field
Qualifications: No experience necessary. On-the-job training will be
priority will be given to those with prior field experience. Must be able to
distances over rough terrain carrying heavy equipment, work nights and sleep
conduct patient observations for long periods of time (up to 12 hours/night),
and live in
a remote area with only basic amenities and limited access to internet and cell
Must be able to work and live comfortably in extremely dry and hot desert
Must be passionate about science, hardworking, independent, good-natured, love
working in the outdoors, and able to share close living quarters with other
Room and board are provided.
Application: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (including
information for three references) detailing your experience with field biology,
skills, and animal behavior to Grace Freymiller (gfrey...@gmail.com).
must be received by April 1st for full consideration.
For more information about research in the Clark Lab, see
For more information about this project, you can contact Grace Freymiller
(gfrey...@gmail.com) or Rulon Clark (rcl...@mail.sdsu.edu).