NEEDED: VOLUNTEER FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS - ORIOLES IN TROPICAL MEXICO ~ Bioblogia.net

28 de agosto de 2006

NEEDED: VOLUNTEER FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS - ORIOLES IN TROPICAL MEXICO

October - 1 December 2006 (2 months) --2 positions-- for research on plumage signaling and
territorial behavior of Streak-backed Oriole in tropical Mexico (Sierra de Huautla). General
Description: Successful applicants will primarily assist with capturing, marking, and conducting
behavioral observations. Additional duties will include: establishing territorial boundaries, GPS
mapping, behavioral observations of caged orioles, and data entry. Assistants must be: confident
in distinguishing colored leg bands at a distance in the field, self-motivated, able to think and
work independently, able to work well with others, and must be comfortable living in a small town
in a third-world country. Must also be willing to partake in manipulative research with animals.
Spanish language experience preferred but not required. Room and board provided
(transportation costs to and from field site are paid by assistants). Study site is located in the
charming pueblo of Huautla, Morelos, tucked in the heart of the Sierra de Huautla. This project
offers great biological training and experience, and also rich cultural emersion.

Contact TROY G, MURPHY, Email (preferred): tgm3@cornell.edu, or write: Postdoctoral Research
Associate, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop
Circle Baltimore, MD 21250.

Please include a summary of your background and interests, your reasons for applying, and the
names and email addresses of 3 people who can fairly evaluate your qualifications.

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS BEGINS IMMEDIATELY.

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