The Max-Planck Comparative Cognition Research Group (CCRG) invites applications of Masters students and volunteer research assistants. The CCRG forms part of the collaboration between the Max-Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany, and the Loro Parque Fundación (LPF), Tenerife, Spain. We are currently running various comparative research projects on social and physical cognition in parrots. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact us to enquire about the ongoing projects. Successful applicants can expect to gain a solid insight in the field of Animal Cognition/Experimental Psychology and gain experience in working with psittacids in a dynamic, international research environment. The research is carried out on captive parrots of the LPF, which holds the largest parrot collection and gene reserve in the world (ca. 350 subspecies) for conservation and research purposes.
Please send your CV and a cover letter reporting any relevant experience you have and motivation to participate in the project to Dr. Auguste von Bayern (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Dr. Anastasia Krasheninnikova (email@example.com ). Contact details of 2 referees may be requested.