SHORT-TERM FIELD ASSISTANT POSITIONS AVAILABLE (Ref: 1) A short-term field assistant position is available to work collecting data on the phenology of trees, caterpillars and blue and great tits, based at the Edward Grey Institute, Dept of Zoology, University of Oxford. The position is funded as part of a grant from the Natural Environment Research Council to Professor Ben Sheldon. The post is available for approximately twelve weeks, from Monday 16th March to Friday 5th June 2015. The main duties of the post-holders will be to carry out fieldwork at Wytham Woods, near Oxford, and to assist in the collation and input of data. This is primarily field work and the hours are variable, but will include some weeks of very 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). The majority of fieldwork will involve lone work monitoring tree and insect phenology, but the post-holder may also be required to assist with great tit and blue tit data collection. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate skill and enthusiasm for biological research, as well as experience of fieldwork under arduous conditions, and of working independently. Experience of carrying out vegetation surveys or invertebrate sampling is highly desirable. Fieldwork skills involving birds are advantageous, although training and support will be provided. Informal inquiries about the positions should be emailed to Dr Ella Cole ([email protected]). The post is based in a dynamic and research-active institute, of c. 50 people, fully integrated within the Department of Zoology. Further details about the institute available at: http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/egi/. Salary: Grade 5.1 £24,057 per annum (pro rata). Start date around March 16th 2015. To apply: please email a CV, together with a covering letter explaining your interest and skills plus the email addresses of two referees to Ms Lynne Bradley, PA to Professor Ben Sheldon ([email protected]). Closing date: Sunday 15th February. All applications will be acknowledged. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in the last week of February 2015.