jueves, 16 de diciembre de 2010

Field assistants for studies of damselflies (Hetaerina spp.) in Veracruz, Mexico

We are currently looking for field assistants to help with behavioral studies of damselflies (Hetaerina spp.) in Mexico.
Responsibilities include capturing and marking damselflies, behavioral observation, assisting with experiments, hauling equipment, etc.
Conditions are rural (most field work will be in the state of Veracruz) and rugged. Accommodations will include a mix of field stations and camping. Assistants need to be comfortable working long days in rugged conditions. A valid passport is required.
Positions will be available from approximately February 25, 2011 to July 31, 2011 (and possibly beyond). Start and end dates are flexible within this range, but we ask that assistants make a minimum of an 8 week commitment.
All expenses including travel to and from Mexico and meals and lodging in Mexico are covered. We are also offering a moderate stipend.
Please contact Jonathan Drury (druryj@ucla.edu) with a CV (please include references and contact information), a sense of what dates you would be available, and a cover letter describing your interest in fieldwork, any substantial previous experiences abroad, and any experiences working or traveling in rugged outdoor conditions.
Jonathan Drury