Opportunity: Lead Conservation Technology Field Technician

Applications are now open a technician position implementing IoT technologies for conservation in Peru. This position will lead the testing and installation phases of this conservation tech project, and work with students and other team members for implementation, including animal tagging and tracking.  

Applications will be reviewed starting on April 26th.

View this opportunity and begin your application here.

Date published: 2021/04/06

We are searching for a technician to lead field work implementing IoT technologies for conservation at Los Amigos field station, Peru. The project aims to install a IoT network on over-canopy towers and use it to stream data from animal tracking devices, camera traps, and other conservation technologies. 

This position will lead the testing and installation phases of the project, and work with students and other team members for implementation, including animal tagging and tracking. The candidate should have experience implementing technologies in the field, and be comfortable working in remote field sites. This person will contribute to peer review publications describing the system and the ecological discoveries made with it.

Experience with data management, GIS, and remote sensing are also helpful.  The candidate should be a good communicator in English, and ideally also Spanish. 

Qualifications

A BS in a related field is required, a MS or PhD is preferred. 

Location and Team

When not working at the field site, the position would ideally be based in Peru or Raleigh, NC. The position will report to Dr. Roland Kays at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and also collaborate with the Max Planck Institute for Animal Behavior. 

Start Date and Duration

The position will start as soon as possible and is presently funded for 1.5 years.

Compensation

An annual salary commensurate with experience (range $35,00-$50,000 + benefits)

Apply Now

To apply for this position, fill out a preliminary application form here. Select candidates will then be invited to submit a full application.

We will begin reviewing applications on 26 April 2021.

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