Zurich, Switzerland / Arvidsjaur, Swedish Lapland: Field Assistant to study Jays Tisk
Expenses paid field assistant position to study social evolution in
Siberian Jays in Swedish Lapland
For the upcoming field season (1 September- 30 October 2015) we are
looking for a highly motivated field assistant to join our field
project investigating social evolution in Siberian jays (Perisoreus
infaustus) (main responsible Michael Griesser, University of Zurich,
 The study population is located near Arvidsjaur, Swedish
Our current project investigates the influence of habitat quality on
social decisions. The work of the field volunteers will be to help in
field experiments, behavioural observations, following radio-tagged
birds, and data management. This work will give insight into exciting
experimental fieldwork and will be carried out partly in managed forests
and partly in scenic pristine boreal habitats. We will work 5-7 days per
week in the field depending on the workload of the experiments. Observe
that temperatures in October can be as low as -10C.
(1) BSc/MSc in Biology, Ecology or similar qualification
(2) Previous field experience
(3) Ability to work in small teams and sociable personality
(4) Previous experience of social observations of animals
(5) Driving license
(6) Fluent in English
We will cover for the accommodation, travel expenses from and to the
study site (in total up to 400 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:

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Applications received until 10th August 2015 will be given full
Michael Griesser
Anthropological Institute & Museum
University of Zurich - Campus Irchel
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich