Field assistants in Australia ~

17 de mayo de 2011

Field assistants in Australia

We are looking for volunteer field assistants to help monitor a colour-banded population of superb fairy-wrens near Melbourne, Australia for a study on animal personalities. Start date: August 2011. Time period: approx 6 months. Duties include regular censusing of colour-banded birds, searching for and monitoring nests, mist-netting, behavioural observations, and data entry. 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 and able to work in extreme weather conditions, and enjoy basic shared living conditions. Onsite accommodation in a shared dorm-style room is provided, but assistants cover travel to the site and their own food costs. The project will contribute AUD$500/mo towards receipted food and
travel expenses. For more information contact: Michelle Hall ( and Raoul Mulder ( 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

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