Field assistant in evolutionary ecology of European pond turtles ~

25 de enero de 2011

Field assistant in evolutionary ecology of European pond turtles

We are looking for a voluntary field assistant to participate in
a conservation project on European pond turtles (Emys orbicularis)
from mid April to mid July 2011 at the Research Station Petite Camargue
Alsacienne in France (

The work will include caring for the about 80 pond turtles living in
the station's outdoor enclosures, capturing the turtles, observing
breeding behaviour, locating nests and collecting eggs for artificial
incubation in the lab. The applicant is expected to stay for the entire
field season from mid April until mid July. Applicants should preferably
have some knowledge of French or German. The work is planned as a student
internship, thus applicants must be students.

The field site is situated in the nature reserve Petite Camargue
Alsacienne in France, about 10 km north of Basel (Switzerland). We cannot
cover travel expenses, but we offer free accommodation and use of the
infrastructure at the research station.

The position will be filled as soon as possible. Applications should be in
English, French or German, and should include, in one single pdf or word
file, a curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation. Please provide names
and email addresses of two persons who are willing to write a letter of
recommendation, and send applications by email to the following address:

PD Dr. Valentin Amrhein
Zoological Institute
University of Basel

valentin amrhein

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