Jump to content


Welcome back, Guest

You can post a job without signing in, but signing in has the following benefits:

  • See a list of jobs you've posted
  • Edit jobs you've posted
  • Sign up for email notifications of new jobs.
  • Enjoy all the other benefits of membership

To gain full access to the site, join one of our supporting ornithological organizations . For more information, see our Membership FAQ.


Post a Job
It's easy!


Search


Why is this job posted here?

The Ornithology Exchange features content posted by our members. In some cases announcements have been re-posted from other websites.

Help


Need help, have a question, see something on this job announcement needs to be corrected, or want to have this job removed immediately? Create a support request in our Job Board Support Forum

Fairy-wren volunteer field assistant


Employer:

The University of Melbourne

Location:

Melbourne

Country:

Australia

Last Date to Apply:

None provided
Open until filled

Description:

We are looking for field assistants to help monitor a colour-banded population of superb fairy-wrens near Melbourne, Australia for a study on animal personalities.

 

Two positions available:
1. Four-month minimum, commencing early September 2017
2. Three to four months, commencing early January 2018

 

Duties include catching birds for personality testing before and after the breeding season (Oct-Jan), and regular censusing of colour-banded birds during the breeding season, searching for and monitoring nests, behavioural observations, video analysis, and data proofing. Working days are long, with early starts six days a week. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, and a strong work ethic are a must.

 

The study is based at Serendip Sanctuary, a small reserve with abundant birdlife on the outskirts of Melbourne.

 

Qualifications: mist-netting experience required (especially for position 2). Additionally, experience monitoring colour-banded birds and nest-searching is preferred (especially for position 1). Must also be early riser, physically fit, able to work in extreme weather conditions, and enjoy basic shared living conditions.

 

Onsite accommodation in a house with shared dorm-style room is provided, but assistants cover travel to the site and their own food costs. The project will reimburse up to AU$750/mo towards receipted food and travel expenses.

 

For more information contact: Timon van Asten (t.van@unimelb.edu.au). To apply, please email a letter outlining previous relevant field research experience, and a resume including names and contact information for 3 referees that are familiar with your mist-netting and/or nest-searching experience.



0 Comments