We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic volunteers 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 ecology, personality, dominance, social networks and life history in wild great tits (Parus major). Volunteers will help recording bird behaviours in the field with up-to-date equipment, participate to experiment in aviary and help with video analysis. 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 starting from July 2016 to mars 2017.
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 ] gmail.com
PhD, IAST research fellow
Toulouse school of economics
Station d’écologie experimentale du CNRS à Moulis
07 82 85 97 68