2 - 7 months; June 20, 2015 - January 11, 2016
I am currently looking for undergraduates/Masters students/volunteers interested in collecting hummingbird physiology data in the field near Cuenca, Ecuador. This exciting physiological ecology project is aimed at studying hummingbird energy use and associated aspects of their ecology. I am ideally looking for a motivated Ecuadorian field assistant, but others with their own funding are strongly encouraged to apply (I can cover food and accommodation). Preferable but not necessary: A degree in biology, past experience handling birds, liking any kind of music, ability to speak Spanish.
Contact: email@example.com Please email me a short introduction of why you are interested in this project and a short summary of relevant past experience; your CV, contact details of two professional referees, and the time frame you are available to work on the project for. Title your email "Application for field assistant's position" to ensure it gets read quickly. Feel free to email me if you have questions!
Adaptability to uncertain field conditions (working in the tropics is an adventure!), an interest in birds or any wildlife, willingness to tolerate irregular hours (early mornings and all- nighters), to learn new techniques, to walk in the mountains, a good sense of humor, ability to communicate in English.