Assistant in the Department of Biodiversity Protection

Assistant position in the Department of Biodiversity Protection in Research Station of Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research in Popielno (vacat no:1)

Field of work in the scientific investigations

  1. Investigations on contamination of radionuclides 90 Sr and 137 Cs in red deer antlers. Collection and chemical analyses of samples since 1953 up to the present (possible grant for investigations) and physiological samples of blood, faeces, urine, etc.
  2. Investigations on chemical consistence of European beaver castoreum (annual glands secrets) and search of effective frightening methods for this species.
  3. Telemetric observations and video monitoring of particular phases of parturition in fallow deer.
  4. Investigations on the behaviour of European beaver in different periods of the year, especially related to the reproduction and post-partum period (video tape analyses).
  5. Collection of the tissues of free-living endemic species (cooperation with PIWet Puławy)

Information about work conditions and perspectives of professional career

Participation in realization of mentioned above investigations will give a chance to get to know the biology of 3 endemic free-living species. Besides participation as a coauthor in the future publication it is possible to prepare an enough data for the PhD thesis manuscript (points 1, 3, 4).

The requirements:

  • PhD degree , MSc., Med. Vet. doctor (agricultural and/or other biological study),
  • Ability of using English (in talking and writing),
  • Ability of using computers programs,
  • Ability to the experimental works with free-living animals,
  • Ability of working in team.

Positive advantages:

  • Self-dependence,
  • Good communication,
  • Organization ability.

The required documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Copy of diploma,
  • Motivation letter,
  • Opinion from the last employer or the last scientific supervisor.

Application and documents with note on the cover letter: „Assistant position at the Department of Biodiversity Protection” should be sent to:

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of PAS
Tuwima Str. 10
Pl- 10-748 Olsztyn

or via email to the email address:

The documents should be sent by 27 October 2017 12.00. a.m.

The competition will be settled within 21 days.


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