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13 de marzo de 2021

Pasa tres meses monitoreando mirlos en Suecia

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Full-time paid field assistant position to work on blackbirds in Lund at the Biology Department, Lund University (Sweden)

What do we study: We use a population of free-living blackbirds (Turdus merula) to investigate the physiological mechanisms of partial migration, with a focus on the immune system. At present we have just under 200 colour-ringed birds in Lund that we monitor using radio telemetry and field observations. We use these data in combination with measurements taken from blood samples to assess whether immune function is a cause or consequence of partial migration.

Job description
The field assistant will work alongside other team members to observe and recapture colour-ringed blackbirds in/around Lund. Capture methods will include mist-nets and snap traps. The field assistant will be responsible for making observations of colour-ringed blackbirds in the field, helping to set up and monitor mist nets and/or snap traps, extracting and processing birds and recording data.

He/she must be confident with setting up mist nets and handling/extracting a range of small passerine species unsupervised. Experience with colour ringing and taking more detailed biometric measurements (e.g., tarsus length, moult score), as well as radio telemetry is desirable but not essential. Ideally, the candidate would be available full-time for a period of 3 months between April and July. Proficiency in English language (spoken and written) and the ability to ride a bike are essential.

How to apply
All enquiries and applications should be sent directly to Dr Rosie Lennon ( Applications (in English) should be sent no later than Wednesday the 24th March 2021 with the term 'Field assistant' as email subject line and should include:
  1. CV (maximum 2 pages) with information on relevant experience and training;
  2. a brief cover letter (maximum 1 page) explaining how the applicant's background makes them a suitable candidate for the position.
Selected candidates will be invited to an online interview.

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