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Are you interested in gaining research experience?



We are looking for a highly- motivated avian field assistant to collect data as a part of a doctoral dissertation study in Weld County, Colorado. Read more about the project here.

Tasks include observations of birds, setting up mist nets, extracting birds from nets, handling birds and recording morphometric data, nest monitoring, and recording songs of male birds. Assistants will also help in the setting up of acoustic and light monitors at nesting sites. 


Field work will take place May - July. Start date would be no later than May 10th. Assistants will be required to work a minimum of 16 hours a week. Work days will typically run 5:00 am - 1:00 pm but may vary.


Who can apply? University of Northern Colorado Undergraduate students with an interest in ecological research. No experience is required but a willingness to learn several field techniques is a must! Residents in the Weld County area are preferred. Applicants need to be willing to work very early mornings and be comfortable riding in a car with others (while wearing a mask) or provide their own transportation.

Is there compensation?

In order to obtain compensation, applicants must be willing to apply for a University of Northern Colorado research grant (a process that will be completed with the help of the graduate student on this project). If the applicant qualifies for work study, compensation may be available through the university using work study hours. University credit for the Fall 2021 semester may also be awarded in lieu of payment in some cases. 



Complete the application here: Avian Field Assistant

Before you begin your application please review and have prepared the following information: 

  • 1-2 page resume including the following: education, work history, skills, and relevant courses taken.

  • 3-5 sentences explaining why you are interested in this position.


Applications are due April 10th at 5:00 PM MST

Contact Karina Sanchez at with questions.

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