Research Assistant wanted for Red-cockaded Woodpecker (RCW) and Florida Grasshopper Sparrow (FGSP) projects. This position is with the Archbold Biological Station’s Avian Ecology program, directed by Dr. Reed Bowman, and is based at Archbold’s office at Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) in central Florida. Archbold is a non-profit research station that is contracted to monitor endangered birds at APAFR, including the RCW and FGSP, and the successful candidate will work extensively with both projects. Fieldwork during spring and early summer will mostly consist of conducting FGSP surveys, with work shifting to management of RCW cavities later in the summer and continuing on into the winter. Duties for the FGSP project include conducting point count and transect surveys in dry prairie habitat that will require distinguishing this critically endangered subspecies from several other sparrows. Duties for the RCW project are primarily RCW cavity management, such as cleaning and maintaining artificial cavity inserts (requires tree climbing using sectional ladders), installing or replacing inserts (requires operating a chainsaw while on a ladder), planning locations for new inserts, and conducting an annual cavity tree census. The RA will also contribute to the writing of interim and annual reports as well as the management of long-term databases. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be part of a team conducting research on the APAFR RCW population and the demography and habitat needs of the FGSP, and assist with research projects using our long-term demographic datasets. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Other desirable skills include: bird banding experience (especially with endangered species), forestry techniques, database management, and statistical analysis. This is a full-time position with benefits on a long-term, federally funded grant. Continued funding is dependent on annual Federal appropriations. To apply, please e-mail a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Dr. Gregory Schrott at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is October 15th, preferred start date is mid-February 2014. Additional information about our projects can be found at: http://www.archbold-station.org/station/html/research/avian/apafr.html. Archbold Expeditions is an Equal Opportunity Employer.