Field assistant needed for Frillneck Lizard project

An enthusiastic and capable volunteer field assistant is required for a research project on frillneck lizards (Chlamydosaurus kingii) in the eastern Kimberley, Western Australia. The project forms part of a study on sex allocation and colour communication in these iconic lizards, and specific duties include locating and monitoring.

Photo by David Hamilton. A male in a threatening posture (threatening Dave, ofcourse!).


The fieldwork requires spending 7-8 hrs per day (6 or 7 days/week) working in hot, humid conditions. The study areas are located near a small town, where a field station with basic facilities is located

The position requires commitment to the full field season, which will run from mid January to March/April 2014. Travel to and from the field site will be covered, as will accommodation for the duration of the field season.

Ideally, applicants should have some field experience, good observational skills, be reliable, be able to work independently, have a drivers licence and be physically fit. Previous reptile handling experience would also be preferable. This is an excellent opportunity for recent science graduates to gain valuable field experience of in-depth behavioural and evolutionary research in amazing part of Australia!

Application deadline: 20 November 2013

For more information, and to apply, please contact Sarah Pryke (sarah.pryke@anu.edu.au).

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