Voluntariado con avispas (de las que no pican) en Malasia ~ Bioblogia.net

24 de febrero de 2011

Voluntariado con avispas (de las que no pican) en Malasia

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT needed for 3 months starting early May 2011,
for study of hover wasp behavioural ecology in peninsular Malaysia (note:
these are small wasps that do not sting, with average colony sizes <5
individuals!). The work will involve helping a PhD student to census
and observe colonies as part of experiments to elucidate the basis
of helping behaviour in these wasps. The successful applicant must be
prepared to work hard and have an interest in behavioural/evolutionary
biology and enthusiasm for fieldwork. A driving licence is essential and,
because the work involves recording colour marks on individual animals,
the job would not be suitable for someone who is colour-blind! For
further details of how to apply and the research that we do, see:
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/lifesci/fieldlab/. Accomodation will be
provided, and air fare (from the UK) will be reimbursed on successful
completion of the field trip, with the applicant needing to pay for
only their own food/personal expenses, which are relatively cheap in
Malaysia. Accomodation will be a room in a small flat shared with the
PhD student and (for the first 2-3 weeks) supervisor - relatively good
for tropical research (shower, cooking facilities, TV etc.), and is in
a small village which is a centre for bird-watchers.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applicants should send a covering letter and a CV, including contact
details (including e-mail addresses/telephone nos.) for the applicant
and 2-3 referees who would be available to provide references during
February and March 2011. Applicants must be available for interview in
the UK during that time, and review of applications will begin 18 March
and continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be sent to:

Professor Jeremy Field,
School of Life Sciences,
John Maynard Smith Building
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QG, UK.

Or e-mail your application as a single Word document to:
j.field@sussex.ac.uk.

Jeremy Field

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