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 
either the 
Mojave or Sonoran Desert, and conduct fieldwork in the surrounding area. 
will help with marking, capture, and behavioral observations of rattlesnakes 
and small 
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 
provided, but 
priority will be given to those with prior field experience.  Must be able to 
hike long 
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).

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