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Join Our Team!

We appreciate your interest in joining the Cohen Wildlife Lab at Tennessee Tech University. As opportunities arise, we will post them here as well as on our social media accounts and the Texas A&M job board. 

Wild Turkey Research Technician (KY) 

We are seeking four technicians to provide support on our wild turkey reproductive ecology project in western Kentucky. This is an excellent job opportunity for early career scientists that are interested in game birds, or technicians seeking a job that would prepare them for a graduate assistantship of their own. 

Start Date: 01/05/2024

Category: Temporary/Seasonal

Salary: $2,200/month (housing provided)

Field work is expected to start January 5, 2024 and run through the first week of August (~ Aug 2, 2024); arrival dates can be flexible within reason. This position includes both field work and office/data assignments. The role of the technician will be assisting with turkey trapping, radio telemetry, habitat sampling, deployment/monitoring of trail cameras and ARUs, data recording and processing.  To accomplish these tasks, technicians will work both independently and as part of a small crew.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Preference will be given to applicants that have a B.S. in wildlife ecology or related field.

To Apply: Applicants should send via email a single .pdf document (with the subject line titled: Wild Turkey Tech) containing a cover letter that details interest and qualifications for the project, a resume/CV, as well as contact information for three (3) references.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and you are encouraged to apply early.

Contact Person: Sara Watkins

Contact Email: kyturkeys@gmail.com

Last Day to Apply: 09/22/2023

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Wild Turkey Research Technician (TN)

We are seeking one technician to provide support on our wild turkey population ecology project in Tennessee. 

Start Date: 01/03/2024

Category: Temporary/Seasonal

Salary: $2,200/month (housing provided)

Field work is expected to start January 3, 2024 and run through March 2024. The role of the technician will be assisting a graduate student with turkey trapping. This includes maintenance of trail cameras and bait sites, setup and management of rocket netting equipment, data recording, and banding wild turkeys.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Preference will be given to applicants that have a B.S. in wildlife ecology or related field and have previous experience handling wildlife.

To Apply: Applicants should send via email a single .pdf document (with the subject line titled: Wild Turkey Tech) containing a cover letter that details interest and qualifications for the project, a resume/CV, as well as contact information for three (3) references.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and you are encouraged to apply early.

Contact Person: Abby Riggs

Contact Email: ariggs42@tntech.edu

Last Day to Apply: 09/22/2023

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Waterfowl Technicians (TN)

We seasonally (Oct-March) hire waterfowl technicians to assist with waterfowl research in western Tennessee. Research activities include capturing and tracking wintering mallards using GPS/GSM transmitters, assessing habitat characteristics for wintering waterfowl, measuring the impact of hunter disturbance, and investigating refuge use by waterfowl wintering in western Tennessee. 

When applications are open we will notify the public via social media, on our website, and on the Texas A&M wildlife job board.

For project updates, checkout #mallardmovementmonday on Facebook and Instagram

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