We are looking for a student to work for 2-3 months (beginning first week of July) on a project examining the physiological and behavioural effects of hypoxia on lizards (Podarcis muralis). The student should be ready to conduct fieldwork, sometimes at high elevations and under extreme (hot) conditions. Additionally, he/she will assist with animal care, conducting behavioural assays, and measuring metabolic rates in a lab setting. Students are expected to keep a flexible schedule and to work meticulously. Experience conducting fieldwork, handling small reptiles, and participating in research projects are preferred, but not necessary. The work will be centered at the Station d’Ecologie Théorique et Expérimentale du CNRS in Moulis. This is a paid position (« gratification »).
Project PODARCIS is a collaboration between Fabien Aubret and Eric Gangloff, funded by a Marie Curie Post-Doc Fellowship from the European Commission. For more information, visit the blog: http://lezardsdemontagne.blogspot.fr/
If interested, please send CV and a brief description of your interest in the project to Eric Gangloff:
+33 07 68 19 49 33