Temporary, part time research assistant
13th January 2022
DetailsWe are seeking to appoint one or two temporary Research Assistants to help run field experiments from January-March 2022 with wild birds in Madingley Woods, near Cambridge. The work will involve monitoring and re-stocking bird feeders, and securing video footage and other remotely collected data, typically for a few hours per day at regular intervals.
Role title: Temporary, part time research assistant
Organisation: University of Nottingham
Closing Date: 28/01/2022
Role Location: Cambridge, UK
When: Jan-March 2022 (with a possibility to extend).
What: 5-20 hours field work per week.
Who: Suitable for any undergraduate or postgraduate student in the biological sciences, or similarly qualified person, with some experience of ecological or behavioural field work.
Details: We are seeking to appoint one or two temporary Research Assistants to help run field experiments from January-March 2022 with wild birds in Madingley Woods, near Cambridge. The work will involve monitoring and re-stocking bird feeders, and securing video footage and other remotely collected data, typically for a few hours per day at regular intervals. This will provide a good opportunity for a current undergraduate or postgraduate student, or recent graduate, to gain additional field experience in the area of behavioural and evolutionary ecology, with opportunities to be named on research papers arising from the work. The work forms part of an on-going NERC-funded research project entitled “Realised hypothetical phenotypes and the adaptive value of Batesian mimicry” based at the University of Nottingham. You will be supervised by academic staff from Nottingham. The work will be paid at £14.81 per hour. We are expecting to be somewhat flexible about which hours you work, and the demands of the project may vary over the weeks – we are happy to negotiate about this. You should be based in the Cambridge area, because you will need to get to Madingley village by public transport, private car or bicycle each day; we can pay local travel costs.
Successful applicants will have some experience of ecological or behavioural field work, and some academic background in a relevant biological science (preferably at degree level). We are looking for an enthusiastic, practical-minded person who doesn’t mind occasionally getting cold and wet in the name of science.
Contact: If you are interested in this role, please email a brief CV and expression of interest to Dr Tom Reader (email@example.com) as soon as possible, and no later than 28/01/2022. It will help if you can indicate your likely pattern of availability during Jan-Mar 2022. We will look to appoint as soon as possible, and this may be before 28/01/2022.