Powdermill Nature Reserve is Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s environmental research center. Located 55 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in Rector, Pennsylvania, Powdermill is a field station and laboratory where researchers do long-term studies of natural populations in western Pennsylvania. In addition to being positioned for Appalachian-specific studies in ornithology, ecology, invertebrate zoology, and botany.
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Field studies of migratory bird ecology.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Progress toward Bachelor’s Degree in biology or related field, experience with bird banding, experience finding and monitoring nests. Preference for candidates with experience in the collection of avian blood, feather, and/or fecal samples.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Facility with Excel. Ability to identify birds is required. Good communication skills are necessary. Ability to work with a diverse team of field biologists is also required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work requires long days of walking in the woods under sometimes difficult conditions. This includes occasional strenuous hiking, walking across cold and rocky streams, carrying substantial loads over rough terrain and through forested areas, and occasional work in inclement weather. Must be willing to share housing at Powdermill Nature Reserve during field work
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.
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There’s no cultural organization in the world quite like Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. With a legacy of discovery and outreach dating back to 1895, today we are a family of four diverse, dynamic museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We’re committed to being inclusive, both onsite and online, and to exploring with our audiences the big ideas and issues of our time.