1 field assistant is needed to work closely with a University of Bristol PhD. student on foraging activity and diversity of insectivorous bats and insects in the Negev desert in Israel. Work will entail capturing bats in mist nets, radio-telemetry, acoustic monitoring and possibly some insect trapping. Accommodation in the form of a shared apartment in a nearby town will be provided as well as a small stipend for food. The area is beautiful and there will be ample opportunity to see local wildlife. There should also be some spare time to see some of the sites of the country. This is a great opportunity to gain field experience for future jobs and/or graduate school.
Requirements: Experience in wildlife biology, ecology, or related field. Responsible, self-motivated, willing to handle bats and capture insects. Conditions are very hot and dry, especially during the day and sand flies and mosquitoes are common. Ideally, willing to commit to the whole season (June-October, but start and end dates are somewhat flexible), work all night with few nights off, have a good sense of humour and maintain positive attitude in adverse conditions. For precautionary reasons, a series of three rabies pre-exposure vaccinations are necessary and must be completed by the start of the field season. Experience with bat survey techniques, mist netting and fluency in Hebrew are all a bonus, but not required.
Please e-mail CV, contact information for at least 2 references and a letter of interest as soon as possible.
For more info, contact:
Talya D. Hackett
University of Bristol
School of Biological Sciences
Bristol BS8 1UG
Tel: +44 (0)117 331 7994