Bat Field Technician/Intern Positions

Spring/Summer 2019

Two to 4 field technician/internship positions are available to assist with bat fieldwork in Maryland.  Technicians will work with a Faculty Research Assistant or a Ph.D. Graduate Student from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Appalachian Laboratory, 301 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD.  Technicians will receive field research experience and learn about bat biology and ecology.  Tasks may include helping with mobile or stationary acoustic monitoring, mist netting, and handling and processing of bats.  Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and problem solve unaided (but know when to seek assistance); be in good physical condition; and have a strong work ethic.  Positions may require long hours and working late at night under varied environmental conditions, including tolerating heat, humidity, mosquitoes, poison ivy, and ticks.  Although not required, specify if you have had experience with handling bats or other small mammals or birds, and if you have had the pre-exposure rabies vaccinations.  A BS degree or enrollment in a BS, AA, or AAS program, in biological sciences, ecology, wildlife, or closely related field is desirable.  Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to drive MD state vehicles (< 6 pts).  Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.  Workdays and hours (minimum 2-4 hrs/day) are flexible and occur from mid-late May to possibly early July. Salary is $11/hr and is negotiable, depending on qualifications.  Apply by sending a statement of interest, indicating availability; resume; and a list of 3 references (name, phone, and e-mail address) to: Juliet Nagel ( and Ben Neece (  These positions could qualify as field experience for FSU BIOL 494.  If interested in earning academic credit, please talk with your FSU advisor to learn more about your credit options and to register for BIOL 494. 

UMCES welcomes and specifically encourages applications from minority and women applicants; UMCES is an AA/EOE employer.

Appalachian Laboratory