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  • Short-term Field Assistant: tree, insect, and bird ecology – Spring 2022

    Ella Cole
    • Employer: University of Oxford
      Location: Oxford, UK
      Country: United Kingdom
      Last Date to Apply: 03/04/2022
      Open Until Filled: No

    We are seeking to appoint a field assistant to work on the Wytham Tit Project for two months in spring 2022. Duties will include (i) collecting data on the timing of spring budburst of deciduous trees and the peak in availability of phytophagous insects, (ii) assisting with drone flights to collect data on vegetation structure and phenology, (iii) collecting samples from oak trees for DNA analysis, (iv) helping to monitor the nest-box breeding populations of blue and great tits, and (v) inputting data collected in the field.

    This is a two-month position, from approximately Monday 4th April to Friday 3rd June 2022. All fieldwork will take place in Wytham Woods, near Oxford. The work is variable in intensity and will at times require long (12 hour+) days in the field but will be quieter towards the start and end of the season. The successful applicant will have accommodation provided on site, and, in addition, receive £1500 living expenses per month.

    Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate skill and enthusiasm for ecological research as well as experience of fieldwork under arduous conditions, and of working as part of a team. Experience collecting phenological data and working with drones is desirable, but not essential. Please submit application, consisting of CV, covering letter explaining relevant experience and motivation, and the names of two people who can be contacted as referees, by Friday 4th March 2022 to ben.sheldon.pa@zoo.ox.ac.uk. Interviews will be held 9-10th March. Informal inquiries can be addressed to eleanor.cole@zoo.ox.ac.uk. For more details about the project see www.wythamtits.com

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    Hi Julia 

    yes, happy to consider applications from the US, but you’d need the right to work in the UK, which unless you already have, is probably too late to apply for now. 

    2 hours ago, Julia said:

    I realize this may not be feasible since it's a short project, but would you consider candidates from the US?


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