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Ella Cole

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  1. Three short-term field assistant positions are available to work collecting data on the breeding biology of blue tits and great tits, based at the Edward Grey Institute, Dept of Zoology, University of Oxford. The posts are available for two months full time, from approximately Monday 6th April to Friday 5th June 2020. The main duties of the post-holders will be to carry out fieldwork monitoring the nest box populations of breeding great tits and blue tits at Wytham Woods, near Oxford, and to assist in the collation and input of data. Further details about the project see www.WythamTits.com. The hours are variable, but will include some weeks of extremely intensive fieldwork (the exact dates of the period of intensive work cannot be specified as it depends on the timing of the spring each year). Successful candidates must have (or be qualified to obtain) a BTO permit to ring adult and nestling tits, be able to demonstrate skill and enthusiasm for biological research as well as experience of fieldwork under arduous conditions, and of working as part of a team. Informal inquiries about the positions should be emailed to Dr Ella Cole (eleanor.cole@zoo.ox.ac.uk). The posts are based in a dynamic research-active institute, of c. 50 people, fully integrated within the Department of Zoology. Further details about the institute available at: http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/egi/. Salary: All field assistants will be accommodated in the Wytham Chalet, a research facility within Wytham Woods free of charge and will each receive an additional £3,000 living expenses. Start date: April 6th 2020 To apply: please email a CV, together with a covering letter explaining your interest and skills plus the email addresses of two referees to Ms Lynne Bradley, PA to Professor Ben Sheldon (ben.sheldon.pa@zoo.ox.ac.uk). Closing date: Wednesday 5th February. All applications will be acknowledged. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed between 10th and 12th February 2020. Breeding season tit FAs advert 2020.docx
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