Volunteer Field Assistant Required: Amphibian Disease Ecology in the Pyrenees – August 2015 Between the 8th and 29th of August 2015 the Fisher lab (Imperial College London, https://chytridcrisis.wordpress.com/) in association with the Institute of Zoology (Zoological Society of London) seeks a volunteer field assistant to work on a study investigating the spread of an emerging infectious disease, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) in amphibian populations. The assistant will travel as part of a team to different mountain lakes in the Pyrenees of France and Spain where various amphibian species will be collected and swabbed to detect the pathogen. Other work may include collecting samples for subsequent microbiome sequencing and zooplankton sampling. The applicant must be physically fit and be willing to hike for several hours each day. Applicants should be undertaking or have completed a biological sciences related degree. A working knowledge of French and clean driving license is preferable. This position offers an excellent opportunity to gain valuable field experience that will enhance any application to graduate school. Travel to and from France along with accommodation and food will be covered by Imperial College. To apply for this position, please contact Kieran Bates at [email protected] with a covering letter, CV and contact details of 2 references. Informal enquiries are also welcome.
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