Trabaja como asistente de campo estudiando arrendajos siberianos en Laponia ~

10 de julio de 2022

Trabaja como asistente de campo estudiando arrendajos siberianos en Laponia

Oferta compartida por Nuria

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

For 5 August to 15 October 2022, we are looking for 1 highly motivated, expenses-paid field volunteer 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:

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, and colour-ringing birds, sampling blood, conducting population censuses and behavioral observations, assist in experiments 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 -10C. Fieldwork at times involves walking up to 15km per day. 
1) Field work experience, involving behavioural observations and experiments
2) Bird ringing and mist-netting experience
3) Ability to work in small team and sociable personality
4) Driver’s license (manual transmission)
5) Fluent in English

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.

Review of applications will start 11 July 2022, position will remain open until filled.

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