Volunteer field assistant in ornithology (Australia) ~ Bioblogia.net

3 de mayo de 2015

Volunteer field assistant in ornithology (Australia)

red-backed fairy-wren in hand

We are looking for a motivated and hardworking individual to assist us with fieldwork on a study of ecoimmunology and sperm-ejaculate interactions in the red-backed fairy-wren near Brisbane (Queensland) Australia during the Austral Spring-Summer.

Time period: mid-September to mid-December 2015 (3 months).

Duties: catching birds using mist nets, regular monitoring of colour-banded birds during the breeding season to assess breeding stage and monitor nesting activity, assistance with sample collection (e.g. blood, sperm), data entry and proofing, and general assistance with gear and logistics. We will work 6 days a week and workdays will be long and require an early start.

Qualifications: Enthusiasm, self-motivation and a strong work ethic are essential. The working language is English, thus good knowledge of English is a requirement. Must be early riser, willing to be physically active during the working period, tolerant to heat, and enjoy basic shared living conditions. Applicants with previous bird experience (e.g. monitoring colour-banded birds, mist netting) are preferred, but highly motivated individuals lacking experience will also be considered. Outdoor experience will also be valued. Finally, a driving license is highly preferential.
This is a volunteer position, but accommodation and food will be provided when at the research site. The assistant provides own cost of travelling to/from the site.

Applications should contain a cover letter highlighting previous relevant experience, a short CV and the names and contact information for 2-3 referees that are familiar with fieldwork skills.

For further enquiries or to submit applications send an e-mail to Diana Carneiro (diana.carneiro@nhm.uio.no).

Review of applications will begin 15th May 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

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