mardi 24 mars 2015

Field assistant positions in cognitive ecology, Moulis, French Pyrenees, début : Avr. 2015

Field assistant positions in bird cognitive ecology (French Pyrenees) 

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic volunteer to help with an exciting field project developed in the French Pyrenees. The overall goal of the project is to understand how inter-individual differences in cognitive abilities is linked to personality, dominance, social networks and life history in wild great tits (Parus major). Volunteers will both help recording bird behaviours in the field with up-to-date equipment and participate to experiment in aviary. These internships will provide the volunteers a diverse experience on cognitive sciences, behavioural ecology and evolutionary biology. Additionally, being based at the Station of experimental Ecology of Moulis (SEEM) they will have the opportunity to discover one of the nicest and wildest area in the south of France. 

Although some knowledge in ornithology and biology would be a plus, highly motivated applications from any field will be considered with high interest. 

Duration of the internship is flexible from 1 to 3 months, but should start in early April 2015. 

Volunteers will be under the direct supervision of Maxime Cauchoix (Post Doc, IAST) and will have the opportunity to collaborate with Alexis Chaine (Researcher, CNRS, SEEM). 

We cannot offer any salary but we are happy to help students getting individual travel scholarship from their respective university and to pay for their accommodation (housing only) at the SEEM (150 €/month). 

Contact: mcauchoixxx [ chez ]