mercredi 7 novembre 2012

annonce assistant de terrain

Agency:  Max Planck Institute for Ornithology - Location: Seewiesen, Bavaria, Germany. Job description: we are seeking one volunteer to help us collecting behavioral data on Great tit (Parus major) in January and February 2013 (starting January 7th). Our current research focuses primarily on identifying how natural and sexual selection act on animal “personalities” and behavioral plasticity. However, this project focuses primarily on personality-related differences in information use and behavioral plasticity. The candidate will work in close collaboration with a post doc but will also interact with a large international team consisting of several post-docs, PhDs and students. Duties include behavioral observations mostly in the lab (i.e. sampling behavior and social information use, live and from videos), bird handling, videos, data entry and data management. Some help with field work (catching birds during roosting inspection) may also be possible. Qualifications: Candidate should have a BSc in Biology or a related field in preferably have proven experience with bird handling. Candidate should be highly motivated, able to work independently and well organized. A valid drivers’ license is advised. Work will involve long hours of observations and work in the week-end while still maintaining a positive attitude. We will provide housing for living. Non-EU applicants should make sure that they eligible for a stay in Europe. Applications will be accepted until 15th of December 2012 or until the positions are filled and should include (1) a statement that highlights relevant experience, and (2) a short resume or CV and contact information for references (up to 2). Send applications to: Marion Nicolaus (EMail: mnicolaus AT Max Planck Institute for Ornithology; Dept. Evolutionary Ecology Group of Variation; Eberhard-Gwinner-Strasse 7; 82319 Seewiesen, Germany. For more information about the lab visit: