mercredi 30 novembre 2016

Assistant position in bird cognitive ecology, French Pyrenees

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic volunteer to help with an exciting project on bird ecology developed in the French Pyrenees. The overall goal of the project is to understand how tits species leaving at high elevation adapt to harsh environmental condition during winter. Volunteer will help catching and banding birds in the field, will run behavioral experiments in outdoor aviaries or in the field and will help with video analysis. This internship will provide the volunteer 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 (capture using miss-net) 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 2 weeks to 3 months, staring December 2016.

Volunteers will be under the direct supervision of Maxime Cauchoix (Post Doc, IAST) and Cécile Mahnich (Research engineer, Uottawa) 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). Having a car and a driving license is mandatory.

Contact: mcauchoixxx [ chez ] cecile.mahnich [ chez ]