The newly founded Department for the Ecology of Animal Societies led by Prof. Meg Crofoot is a joint institution of the University of Konstanz with the nearby Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior and has an open position for an
International Fieldwork Coordinator (part-time 50 % - fulltime, E 13 TV-L).
The department embraces an explicitly collaborative approach to scientific exploration. Its multidisciplinary team works together to develop new ways of measuring, analyzing and interpreting the behaviour of socially complex animal species in ecologically and evolutionarily relevant field settings. To understand the causes and consequences of social variation, the department takes comparative approach, analyzing social interactions—from dyad to group to population—within and between species. Our working language is English and consequently applicants must be fluent in this language. We are searching for an International Fieldwork Coordinator who will work with members of the department to facilitate our field-based research. The successful candidate will be the central contact person for all international field research activities and animal experiments and will support department scientists in research planning, permissions, logistics and reporting. In addition to the coordination and organization of the departmental activities at the different international field sites, she/he will be responsible for implementing safety trainings and protocols and ensuring compliance with national and international regulatory requirements. We seek a candidate who is committed to supporting and potentiating our worldclass research programme, has strong organizational skills, and has a demonstrated capacity for effective cross-cultural communication. Prior experience with international, field-based research in ecology, animal behaviour or related fields is desirable, as are Spanish, French and/or Swahili language skills.
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