Volunteer field assistants
Co-evolutionary arms race in New Caledonia
We are looking for 2 field assistants for a study on the co-evolutionary arms race between Fan-tailed Gerygone and Shining Bronze-cuckoo in New Caledonia. This is part of a long-term study conducted by the Behavioural Ecology Unit at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Periods: 3-4 months, from September to December.

Location: fieldwork will be conducted at several field sites in Grande Terre, New Caledonia. These include lush tropical forests and savannah areas with abundant birdlife. There will be plenty of opportunities for birdwatching and for exploring New Caledonia.

Duties: searching for and monitoring nests during the breeding season, behavioural observations, video analysis. Field activities will require 6-8 working hours a day (5-6 days a week) and an early morning start.

Experience: experience with monitoring and banding birds, nest searching, mist-netting and fieldwork in tropical environments is highly desirable, but training will be provided. Fieldwork will be physically demanding and conducted in a variety of environments (tropical forest, savannah, dry grassland) sometimes in extreme weather conditions. Physical fitness, enthusiasm, self-motivation, ability to work in a group and shared living are a must. Knowledge of French and driving license are desirable although not necessary.

The project will cover travel expenses, accommodation and food costs.

For more information contact: Alfredo Attisano ( or Jörn Theuerkauf ( or visit To apply, please email a short CV with a brief description of relevant field work/research experience to
Organisation Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS
Einsatzort New Caledonia
Art der Stelle Ferienjob
Themenbereich Umwelt, Internationale Projektarbeit, Natur- und Artenschutz, Ornithologie
Aktivitäten Forschung
Angebote Verpflegung, Unterkunft, Anreisekosten, Eigene Projekte möglich
Ausbildungen Bildungsangebot
Zertifikate Praktikumsbestätigung
Gesprochene Sprachen Englisch, Französisch, Italienisch, Polnisch
Bezahlung keine Bezahlung
Vorraussetzungen Führerschein, Studium
Kenntnisse Computer, Texte Verfassen,
Umweltkentnisse: Allgemein, Artenkenntnis
Vorausgesetzte Sprachen Englisch
Teilnahme Unkosten none
Beginn der Stelle 01.09.2017 — 30.09.2017
Dauer der Stelle nach Absprache
Gültigkeit der Stelle befristet
Bewerbungsfrist 01.08.2017
Bitte Bewerben bei
Alfredo Attisano
Wilcza 64
00-679 Warsaw