Volunteers on animal personality, Australia ~ Bioblogia.net

13 de abril de 2012

Volunteers on animal personality, Australia

Volunteer field assistants: We are looking for field assistants to help monitor a colour-banded population of superb fairy-wrens near Melbourne, Australia for a study on animal personalities. Start date: September or October 2012. Time period: approx 4 months. Duties include regular censusing of colour-banded birds, searching for and monitoring nests, mist-netting, behavioural observations, video analysis, and data proofing. Working days are long, with early starts six days a week. Enthusiasm and a strong work ethic are a must. The study is based at Serendip Sanctuary, a small reserve on the outskirts of Melbourne. Qualifications: experience monitoring colour-banded birds, nest-searching, and mist-netting. Must also be early riser, physically fit, able to work in extreme weather conditions, and enjoy basic shared living conditions. Onsite accommodation in a house with shared dorm-style room is provided, but assistants cover travel to the site and their own food costs. The pro
 ject will reimburse up to AUD$500/mo towards receipted food and travel expenses. For more information contact: Michelle Hall (hall.m@unimelb.edu.au) and Raoul Mulder (r.mulder@unimelb.edu.au). To apply, please email a letter outlining previous field research experience, and a resume including names and contact information for 3 referees.



Dr Michelle L Hall
Research Fellow
Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne
Melbourne, VIC, 3010, Australia
email: hall.m@unimelb.edu.au
phone: + 61 3 83446232

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