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Needed in full time for Field Cricket Project at the Ludwig Maximilians 
University of Munich (LMU) & Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.
Location: Munich (LMU) and Seewiesen, Bayern, Germany.
Job description:
The field assistants will help to collect life-history data on Field 
Crickets (Gryllus Campestris) in the wild from end of March to the end 
of June 2015. The research focuses primarily on identifying how the 
social environment (i.e. other individuals) generate and maintain 
individual differences in behavior and behavioral plasticity. Research 
is also concentrated on identifying how environmental conditions affect 
the expression of behavioral variation. Assistants will work closely 
with an international team consisting of one post-doc, two field 
assistants and various students. The research project is intense and 
will have typically only 1 day off per week. Duties include behavioral 
observations, cricket handling (marking, measuring), data entry and data 
Candidates should have a BSc in Biology or a related field. Candidates 
must have experience with handling small insects and working as part of 
a research group. Ideal candidates are highly motivated, well organized 
and able to work independently, while at the same time able to function 
well in a group.
A small financial compensation and accommodation will be provided. 
Accepted assistants should be vaccinated against Tick Borne Encephalitis 
(TBE or FSME) before arriving in Seewiesen. Applicants should also be 
aware that Lyme disease (carried by ticks) is prevalent in the area and 
should inform themselves about this disease beforehand.
Applications: Review of the applications will begin February and 
continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send (1) a 
statement of relevant experience, (2) a short resume or CV, and (3) 
contact information for two references to Dr. Petri Niemelďż˝ (eMail: 

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