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Short-Term Field Assistant at Wytham Woods - trees and insects

One short-term field assistant position is available to work collecting data on the phenology of trees and insects, based at the Edward Grey Institute, Dept of Zoology, University of Oxford. The post is available for three months full time, from approximately Monday 9th March to Friday 5th June 2020. All fieldwork will take place in Wytham Woods, near Oxford, and the main duties of the post-holder will be to (a) carry out regular drone flights to collect data on vegetation phenology, (b) collect field data on tree and insect phenology and (c) assist with data input and processing. There may also be opportunities for the post-holder to assist with the collect of data on the breeding biology of blue tits and great tits. For further details about the project see www.WythamTits.com

Closing date: Wednesday 5 February, 2020. For more details:

Three Short-Term Field Assistant at Wytham Woods - blue and great tits

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 musthave (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).

Closing date: Wednesday 5 February, 2020. For more details: 

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