Oportunidad: Asistentes de campo para trabajar con aves en Suecia ~ Bioblogia.net

10 de marzo de 2020

Oportunidad: Asistentes de campo para trabajar con aves en Suecia

Projektassistant in Urban avian Ecology.

Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, biologiska institutionen

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

Job description
We are searching for Project assistants to support a project studying the effects of urbanisation on birds. Project assistant will be required to carry out monitoring of nestbox populations of breeding great tits and blue tits at various urban and non-urban sites located around Lund, Malmö, and Helsingborg. Project assistant will assist with collection and collation of data on breeding activities in nestboxes, as well as assisting with experiments led by our researchers/students. Daily travel is required to and around study sites, for which a car will be provided. Being based in the Lund, Malmö, or Helsingborg areas is advisable. If needed, basic accommodation at a low rate can be provided at the Department’s field station, located 16 km east of Lund. Occasional trips to Göteborg may be required to conduct fieldwork there.

Positions will be based within the urban avian ecology research group led by Dr Caroline Isaksson, within the Department of Biology. More information about the group’s research can be found here: https://www.biology.lu.se/caroline-isaksson.

Work duties
Check nestboxes and record breeding activity
Enter data into Excel on a daily basis
Handling, ringing and recording biometrics of birds (pulli and adults)
Help, as required, with field experiments, e.g. setting up equipment, recording data

Qualification requirements

Applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence of:
Experience of demanding fieldwork
Good teamworking skills, but also the ability to work independently
Reasonable physical fitness as work requires moving around uneven terrain in forests, and, at some sites, a ladder must be carried and used to access nestboxes
Good oral proficiency in English
Valid driving licence

Other assessment criteria and qualifications
Experience of bird handling and ringing is desirable

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, motivation and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the field team.

Terms of employment

Fixed-term employment, full-time, for two months from early April to early June (exact dates can be discussed with successful candidates).

For further details, contact Hannah Watson hannah.watson@biol.lu.se

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and compiled into a PDF-file containing:
A cover letter outlining your interests and skills and why you think you are suited to the position;
Names and contact details of two referees

Suitable candidates will be invited to an interview, which can either be held in person or via video-conference.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employment Temporary position shorter than 3 months
Employment expires 2020-06-14
Contract type Full-time/Part-time
First day of employment 2020-04-02 or by agreement
Salary Monthly wage
Number of positions 2
Working hours 60-100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/698
Caroline Isaksson, Universitetslektor., +46462221780, caroline.isaksson@biol.lu.se
My Geborek, Personalsamordnare, +46462224853, my.geborek@biol.lu.se
Union representative
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 02.Mar.2020
Last application date 16.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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