Job announcement
University of Zürich, Dept. of Anthropology

Field assistants - avian diversity in Swedish Lapland

Application deadline 07.05.2017

Expenses paid field assistant positions to study avian diversity in Swedish Lapland

For the upcoming field season (1 June -25 July 2017), we are looking for a highly motivated expenses paid field volunteer to join our field project (main responsible Dr. Michael Griesser, University of Zurich, Switzerland) investigating bird diversity in boreal forests. The study site is located near Arvidsjaur, Swedish Lapland.

Our current project investigates the influence of habitat quality on the breeding success of different bird species. The work of the field volunteers will be to help with bird census work, habitat census work, and data management in managed and pristine boreal habitats. The work can be physically strenuous at times.


(1) BSc/MSc in Biology, Ecology, Evolution or similar qualification
(2) Ability to recognize the common birds of Lapland by ear and sight
(3) Previous experience of bird census work
(4) Ability to work in small teams and sociable personality
(5) Driving licence
(6) Fluent in English

We will cover for the accommodation, travel expenses from and to the study site (in total up to 300 Euros), as well as the living expenses.

Applications - including a CV, a letter of motivation (1 page) and the name of two referees - should be send to Michael Griesser, preferably in a single PDF.

Applications received until 7 May 2017 will be given full consideration.

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