Asistentes de campo para trabajar en Australia ~

18 de noviembre de 2007

Asistentes de campo para trabajar en Australia

FIELD ASSISTANT for AUSTRALIA FIELD WORK needed from mid January to mid
April to participate in a study investigating plant-herbivore-predator
interactions in rainforests along a latitudinal gradient. The assistant
will work with me at 6 field sites along Eastern Australia (2 sites in
far north Queensland, 2 sites on the Queensland/New South Wales border
and 2 sites in Tasmania).

Fieldwork includes assisting in logistics between field sites, setting
up, maintaining and removing insect traps, collecting data on predation
rates of Lepidoptera larvae and recording and entering/proofing field

Volunteer should have an interest and background in any of the
following: ecology, plant-insect interactions, tropical or rainforest
biology, and entomology. Individuals should expect to work outside in a
remote setting with exposure to extreme temperatures, humidity, leeches,
ticks, mosquitoes and chiggers. A good sense of humor and great
patience is a must. Although previous field experience is a plus, it
isnâ?Tt crucial as long as the person has a great sense of adventure, is
flexible and can focus on the tasks at hand. Meticulous note-taking and
attention to detail is required.

All in-country expenses will be covered, including travel, accommodation
and meals. Airfare may be covered depending on the length of stay and
would be reimbursed at the end of fieldwork.

This is a great opportunity for recent graduates or those in their last
year of Undergraduate work to gain fieldwork and research experience.

To apply send the following to
â?¢ Cover letter stating your interests, applicable experiences and
availability with phone number for contact/phone interview
â?¢ Resume with the contact information including email address of
three references

Lora Richards Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Biological Sciences
Macquarie University
Sydney NSW 2109

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