Trabajo de campo con aves en una isla del Báltico, con posibilidad de enlazar con un doctorado ~

2 de marzo de 2021

Trabajo de campo con aves en una isla del Báltico, con posibilidad de enlazar con un doctorado

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Field assistant position to work on collared flycatcher population on Gotland at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University (Poland)

What do we study?
It is well established that biological rhythms are fundamental drivers of biochemistry, cell biology, physiology and behaviour. The regularity of behaviours is governed by endogenous clocks, which are adjusted and synchronised with environmental cues, primarily light. Rapidly expanding anthropopressure largely disrupts these cues. Yet, it is surprising how little we know about the effects of disorders in the functioning of the internal time-keepers in free-ranging animals. The project will aim at understanding the effects of disturbance in environmental cues, i.e. light exposure, on circadian clock of a wild migratory bird: collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis).

Job description
Field assistant will actively participate in fieldwork, collecting phenotypic, biological and environmental data related to the specific tasks in the project and in general Gotland population monitoring. The project opens an opportunity to apply
for a PhD scholarship for motivated field assistants (after meeting criteria of admission to the Doctoral school of JU). 
  • Full-time availability for a period of ca. 1.5 months (mid-May-end of June).
  • Driving license; 
  • English language command to communicate with international Gotland team;
  • Communication, organizational and collaboration skills; 
  • Experience with field work (preferably with birds) is considered advantageous
  • Bird ringing/handling experience, bird ringing and ethical permits to work with animals are a plus.
3000 PLN total (before tax), ticket to/from Gotland, accommodation
and daily living allowance are additions to the salary ensured by the project.

How to apply: for any inquiries email the principal investigator Joanna Sudyka ( or the project manager Wioleta Oleś ( The application (in English or Polish) should be sent by 15.03.2021 to Wioleta Oleś ( with the term “Field assistant” as email subject line and include: 
  1. CV (maximum 2 pages) with information on relevant experience and training;
  2. cover letter (maximum 1 page), explaining how the applicant’s background makes them a suitable candidate for the position. Selected candidates may be invited to an interview (in IES JU or online).

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