Volunteer position with birds (Panama) ~ Bioblogia.net

17 de septiembre de 2015

Volunteer position with birds (Panama)

Location: Panama
Duration: approx. 1.5 months.
Job Type: Volunteer
Number of Openings: 1-2
Application Deadline: 30 Oct 2015.
Start date: March 1st, 2016.
End date: April 15th, 2016 (end date flexible).

Job Description seek 1-2 field volunteers to work on behavioral research projects in Panama as part of a doctoral investigation of how habitat characteristics influence social structure and reproductive
dynamics lek-mating Red-capped Manakins (Ceratopipra mentalis). Fieldwork will include mist-
netting and banding birds, re-sighting color-marked birds, and behavioral observations and
experiments at male leks. Half the work will take place on Pipeline Rd in Soberania National Park and the other half will occur across the Isthmus of Panama. Field crew will live in Gamboa, Panama. This work is in collaboration with the University of Wyoming and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Qualifications: B.A/B.S. degree in biology, some experience in bird identification and behavioral
observation. English fluency required, Spanish a plus.  Must be in good physical condition and be able to endure long field days in a tropical setting. An ideal candidate will have interest in animal behavior, tropical ecology, and gaining experience in avian research techniques including: canopy netting, telemetry, and song analysis.

Compensation: Housing and within-country travel covered. Volunteers must cover travel costs to and
from Panama.

To Apply: Contact: Dan Albrecht-Mallinger (EM: dalbrech AT uwyo.edu), University of Wyoming. Please provide letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references familiar with your experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately. No more applications will be accepted after October 30th.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law
and University policy. Please see (URL: http://www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness) We conduct
background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of
employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

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