viernes, 6 de enero de 2017

Voluntary research assistantship in seabird behaviour & ecology

Research Assistant Needed
Voluntary research assistantship in seabird behaviour & ecology
Skomer Island & University of Oxford

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking young biologist to work as a voluntary Research Assistant to help with our pelagic seabird research on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales, between April and September 2017. The work will involve several research projects coordinated by Prof Tim Guilford at Oxford’s Department of Zoology (see the OxNav website). We utilise state-of-the art tracking technologies (miniature GPS, geolocators, time-depth recorders & on-board video) on several species, primarily Manx Shearwaters and Atlantic Puffins. Most work will involve assisting doctoral students with the day-to-day maintenance of the study burrows, weighing and monitoring breeding birds and their chicks, and the deployment and retrieval/downloading of tracking devices. It will also involve entering data collected in the field into appropriate databases. There will be a significant amount of nocturnal work, since the primary study species is the Manx Shearwater, which only arrives at the colony after dark.

Deadline 31 of January.