vendredi 22 janvier 2010

Field assistants in Evolutionary Ecology of Nightingales

Four field assistant positions are available in an international research project on communication and evolutionary ecology of nightingales (Luscinia megarhynchos).

The project is run by the Research Station Petite Camargue Alsacienne, University of Basel (, PD Dr. Valentin Amrhein) and the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, NIOO-KNAW (, Prof. Dr. Marc Naguib).

Fieldwork will be done from April to May 2010, at the Research Station Petite Camargue Alsacienne in France (, and at a study site near Bologna, Italy.

Field assistants will participate in systematic surveys of territory settlement and in an extensive radio telemetry study. Field work will include nocturnal bicycle trips, and field assistants are expected to work on their own at night and in the early morning.

Field assistants will receive 1000 euros for the entire field season, which should cover travel and food expenses. Applicants are expected to stay for the entire field season from the beginning of April until the end of May. The language at the study sites will be English.

The positions will be filled as soon as possible. Applications should be in English and should include, in one single pdf or word file, a curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation. Please provide names and email addresses of two persons who are willing to write a letter of recommendation, and send applications by email to the following address:

Valentin Amrhein