Expenses paid field assistant positions to study life-history evolution in Siberian Jays in Swedish Lapland (May-July 2012) ~ Bioblogia.net

26 de marzo de 2012

Expenses paid field assistant positions to study life-history evolution in Siberian Jays in Swedish Lapland (May-July 2012)


We are looking for a highly motivated expenses paid field volunteer to join our field project investigating life-history evolution in Siberian jays (Perisoreus infaustus). The study population is located near Arvidsjaur, Swedish Lapland.
 Our current project investigates the influence of dispersal timing and female quality on the evolution of life-history strategies.

 The work of the field volunteer will be to help in field experiments, behavioral observations, following radio-tagged birds, and data management. This work will give insight into exciting experimental fieldwork and will be carried out partly in managed forests and partly in scenic pristine boreal habitats. We will work 5-7 days per week in the field depending on the workload of the experiments. Days in the field can be long in particular around midsummer when following dispersing individuals. Observe that temperatures in the beginning of the season can be below 0C. The work is physically strenuous at times.

 Qualifications:
(1) BSc/MSc in Biology, Ecology or similar qualification
(2) Previous field experience
(3) Ability to work in small teams and sociable personality
(4) Knowledge in observing & handling birds is a plus
(5) Driving license required
(6) Fluent in English
(7) Physically able to cope with at times strenuous fieldwork
 We will cover for the accommodation, travel expenses from and to the study site (up to 300 Euros) as well as the living expenses.

 Applications - including a CV, a letter of motivation (1 page) and the name of two referees - should be send as soon as possible to:
 michael.griesser@iee.unibe.ch

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Michael Griesser
Institute for Ecology and Evolution
University Bern
Baltzerstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Switzerland

Tel +41 (0)31 631 3010
michael.griesser@iee.unibe.ch
michael.griesser@slu.se

http://www.iee.unibe.ch/content/staff/griesser/index_eng.html

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