Overview

Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes across countries worldwide.

We are currently recruiting for a bird ringer to work at our UK site based at the Knepp Estate in West Sussex. Positions will be for 6 weeks between 7th July and 17th August, and you can find more information on our website.

The position will involve carrying out a few different types of bird surveys as part of a large-scale monitoring programme across the rewilding site. Applicants should have experience of working in the field, a biological undergraduate degree level or higher, and extensive survey experience with both point counts and BBS transects. Applicants should have a ringing permit of C or above.

In return, successful applicants receive full accommodation and food on-site, potential current and future research opportunities, networking and skills development, travel bursaries for more experienced scientists, and of course the opportunity to contribute towards long-term conservation efforts.

The position will be filled when we find a suitable candidate, so if you are interested, please apply as soon as you can to give yourself the best chance. The position involves working with minors, so if successful, you will be asked to complete a background check.

If you would like to apply for the position of Knepp bird ringing lead, please fill in our online application form at jobs.opwall.com

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About Operation Wallacea

Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programs across 13 countries worldwide.