*Field Assistants - University of East Anglia* *Conservation ecology of the European nightjar*

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Two field assistants are required this summer for a study on nightjar foraging ecology in Thetford Forest, Norfolk. There is a three month position available (June to August 2010) and a position for two months (June to July 2010).This is a University of East Anglia project, in collaboration with the British Trust for Ornithology and the Forestry Commission. Fieldwork consists of nocturnal radio tracking of tagged nightjars. Field assistants will work with another team member, 5 nights a week, following tagged birds from dusk until dawn in a vehicle or on foot. Moth trapping will also be carried out each night, with traps being emptied at dawn and captured individuals identified to species level. Rate of pay will be ?7.50 per hour and 8-12 hours will be worked per night. It is recommended that accommodation is sought in the Thetford area. Advice on seeking accommodation can be provided if required. A full UK driving license and experience of ecological fieldwork are essential; previous experience of radio telemetry and moth trapping would be desirable but training can be provided. Deadline for applications is 16th March 2010. To apply, please send a recent CV and a covering letter explaining relevant experience to Katrina Evans, email Katrina.Evans@uea.ac.uk <mailto:Katrina.Evans@uea.ac.uk>. Please specify first and second choice of positions (2 or 3 months). Further information is available on request.

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