Field Assistant needed IMMEDIATELY for Gouldian finch studies in Australia

A lab in Australia is looking for a field assistant able to start immediately or as soon as possible until mid-May/early June to work on Gouldian finch projects. Volunteers are asked to commit for a minimum of 3-4 months. Much of the field work will be during the late wet season when temperatures are regularly above 40 degrees C and humidity is extreme (80-90%).

Duties include locating and monitoring nest boxes, re-sighting color bands, habitat assessment and data entry. Volunteers will need to be prepared for early mornings 6 days a week, long hours in tropical conditions (including wading through creeks and long walks over rocky and hilly terrain), sharing cooking duties, living and working in a small team and have a good work ethic. Volunteers will need to be physically fit and have a driver’s license. Desirable qualifications include experience with behavioral studies and re-sighting color banded birds.

Accommodation and travel within Australia will be covered; however, the volunteer will provide their own food and international travel (the latter may be negotiable for the right candidate).

Please contact Dr. Nina Svedin at nina.svedin@anu.edu.au.

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