Field assistants for field cricket project (Germany) ~

4 de febrero de 2014

Field assistants for field cricket project (Germany)

*FIELD**TRAINEES* needed in fulltime for Field Cricket Project at the
*Max Planck Institute for**  **Ornithology*.

Website:  Location:
Munich (LMU) and Seewiesen,  Bayern,  Germany.

*_Job description:_*

The field trainees will  help collect behavioural and life-history
data on Field Crickets (Gryllus bimaculatus) and maintenance of the
crickets frombeginning of April  toAugust 1^st  , 2014.The research
focuses primarily on identifying how the social environment (ie. Other
individuals) generate and maintain individual differences in behaviour and
behavioural plasticity.Trainees  will work closely with an international
team consisting of one post-doc, one PhD-student and various Master
students. The research project is intense and  will have typically only
1-2 days off per week. Duties include behavioural observations, cricket
handling (marking, measuring), data entry and data management.


Candidates shouldstudy  Biology or a related field.Preferred candidates
have experience  with handling small insects  and working as part of a
research group.  Ideal candidates are highly motivated, well organized
and able to work independently, while at the same time able to function
well in a big group.

Non-EU candidates are not eligible for this position. A small
financial compensation and housing in shared accommodation will be
provided.Acceptedtrainees  should be vaccinated against Tick Borne
Encephalitis (TBE or FSME) before arriving in Seewiesen. Applicants
should also be aware that Lyme disease  (carried by ticks)is prevalent
in the area  and should inform themselves about this disease beforehand.

In an effort to employ more people with disabilities, the
Max-Planck-Society specifically encourages people with disabilities to
apply for the position.

Applications: Review of the applications will begin February 15th
and continue until the position is filled*.*To apply, please send
(1) a statement of relevant experience, (2) a short resume or
CV,and(3) contact information for two references to  Alexia Mouchet


Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
Evolutionary Ecology of Variation
Eberhard-Gwinner-Straße 7/8
82319 Seewiesen


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