Research field assistant (UK) ~

6 de enero de 2014

Research field assistant (UK)

Research assistant needed to help collect breeding season data on a population of wild jackdaws near to Cambridge, UK.

This position will serve as great experience for any student wishing to pursue field work, and is ideal for recent graduates.

Help will be needed from April through to mid-June. The suitable candidate will be able to commit at least 20 hours a week to help monitor the progress of the breeding population. Duties will include nestbox monitoring, setting up experiments, entering nest data into Microsoft Access, and video coding when necessary. The candidate will be permitted to conduct some of their own research so long as it does not interfere with monitoring activities or ongoing experiments.

The field site is located in a rural village outside of Cambridge and the candidate must be able to travel there most days via car or bicycle, as the public transport options are unreliable.

-Willingness to work hard and learn
-Available for the entire breeding season (April through mid-June)
-Ability to use Microsoft programs
-Background knowledge of biology, or ecology

-No field research experience necessary, although candidates with experience will be given priority.

No housing or salary will be provided, but the assistant will receive a £500 stipend at the end of the breeding season.

If interested, please contact Alison Greggor at with a short statement of interest, detailing why you want the internship and how you are qualified for it.

Many thanks,
Alison Greggor
Cambridge Jackdaw Project
University of Cambridge

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