mardi 3 novembre 2015


Agency:  University of Groningen - Location: Groningen, The Netherlands. Job description: we are seeking two volunteers to help us collecting breeding and behavioural data on Pied flycatchers (Ficedula hypoleuca) next spring 2016 (estimated start April 1st 2016-end of June 2016). Our current research focuses primarily on identifying how natural and sexual selection act on animal “behavioural syndromes” (or personality) and behavioural plasticity. The candidates will work closely with an international team consisting of one post-doc, one technician and several students. Duties include intensive behavioral observations (aggressiveness and boldness), nest monitoring, bird handling (ringing, measuring), data entry and data management. Qualifications: Candidates should have a BSc in Biology or a related field in preferably have proven experience with bird handling and/or behavioural observations in the field. Candidates should be highly motivated, willing to work independently, well organized and have a valid drivers’ license. Field work will involve long hours and work in the week-end while still maintaining a positive attitude. We will provide housing in the lovely field site in Drenthe (~60 km south Groningen). Non-EU applicants should make sure that they eligible for extended stay in Europe. Applications will be accepted until February 2016 or until the position is 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:;  Conservation Ecology Group, Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Science (GELIFES), University of Groningen, PO Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, The Netherlands; For more information about the lab visit: (URL: