Pasa el verano como asistente de campo (remunerado) en Laponia ~

6 de febrero de 2022

Pasa el verano como asistente de campo (remunerado) en Laponia

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Expenses-paid field assistant positions for a project investigating dispersal of Siberian jays in Swedish Lapland

For the upcoming field season, Summer-Autumn 2022 (mid June-October; see below), we are looking for 3 highly motivated, expenses-paid field volunteers to assist with our field project (principal investigator Dr. Michael Griesser, University of Konstanz). The study site is located near Arvidsjaur in Swedish Lapland. An overview over our past work can be found here:
We are looking for 2 assistants for the whole period 15.6.-31.10.2022, and 1 assistant from 15.6.-31.8.2022.

Our current project investigates the effect of social interactions on the dispersal of Siberian jays. The work of the field volunteers will be to help with catching, radio-tagging and colour-ringing birds, sampling blood, conducting population censuses and behavioral observations, and managing data. This work will provide insights into a long-term study system and will be carried out in managed and pristine boreal forests.
Please note that daytime temperatures at the end of the season can be as low as -15C. Fieldwork at times involves walking up to 15km per day and can be physically strenuous.

  1. Field work experience, involving behavioural observations and experiments
  2. Bird ringing and mist-netting experience
  3. Radio tagging and radio tracking experience is a plus
  4. Ability to work in small teams and sociable personality
  5. Driver’s license (manual transmission)
  6. Fluent in English
  7. Highly motivated
We will cover accommodation, travel expenses from and to the study site
(up to 340 euros return), as well as on-site living expenses (food).

Applications, including a CV, letter of motivation (1 page), and the name of two referees, should be sent to Michael Griesser, preferably in a single PDF.

Applications received until 28 March 2022 will be given full consideration.

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