Avian Field Assistant, Netherlands

University of Groningen

Groningen, The Netherlands

Volunteer • Full Time

xuelai.wang@rug.nl Xuelai Wang

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 28th February 2019  

We are seeking one volunteer to help us collect breeding and behavioural data on Pied flycatchers (Ficedula hypoleuca) next spring 2019 (estimated start April 1st 2019-end of June 2019). Our current research focuses primarily on identifying how genetic and ontogenetic factors influence the advancing timing of pied flycatchers. The candidates will work closely with an international team consisting of one technician, one PhD and several students. Duties include nest monitoring, bird handling (ringing, measuring), behavioural observations, temporary aviary building, caretaking of captive birds, data entry and data management.


Candidates should have a BSc in Biology or a related field and 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. Fieldwork will involve long hours and work in the weekend 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 are eligible for an extended stay in Europe.

Applications will be accepted until February 2019 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 Xuelai Wang (Email: xuelai.wang@rug.nl).

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: www.rug.nl/research/institute-...

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