As a junior field ecologist, you will assist in field and greenhouse experiments for five years (0.8 fte). Together with a team of young researchers, you will study the interactions between native brassicaceous plants and their insect communities. Your primary role will be to monitor insect abundance on individual plants in the field, measure plant and insect traits, maintain greenhouse experiments, culture insects, and archive data as well as seed collections. Your work will be dynamic, participating in several new and ongoing experiments. For these experiments you will lead the organisation and planning. It is expected that you will contribute to sample preparation for molecular analysis and have the opportunity to do basic molecular analysis such as PCR and qPCR.

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