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Intern for Biodiversity Monitoring South Tyrol (sorting and identification of invertebrates)

The Eurac-Institute for Alpine Environment performs problem-oriented research on the conflicting priorities of ecology and economy in mountain regions. For the project "Biodiversity Monitoring South Tyrol" we invite applications for the position of intern in the field of entomology and soil zoology. Besides profound knowledge of the inner-Alpine invertebrate fauna, the ideal candidate has gained experience in biodiversity surveys. Investigation area will be the whole region of South Tyrol (ITA), working location is Bozen/Bolzano.



  • Presorting of invertebrate samples from sampling season 2020
  • Identification of single groups to species level (depends on previous knowledge and interests of the candidates)
  • Help with analyses of physical and chemical soil parameters


  • Bachelor/master's degree in Biology or Environmental Sciences (or similar), not more than 12 months after master completion
  • Willingness and availability to work in the laboratory
  • Good faunistic knowledge of invertebrate groups
  • Experiences in biodiversity monitoring programs is advantageous
  • Good English skills, additional skills in German and Italian are advantageous
  • Good interpersonal and collaborative skills to integrate in a working group and to interact with associated researchers from various institutions and with stakeholders
  • Efficient organization skills


We offer:

  • Internship contract for 1 to 4 months (autumn 2020 – spring 2021)
  • Possibility to include the obtained data in a master thesis
  • State-of-the-art technical facilities (soft- and hardware, communication tools)
  • Access to Eurac Research's numerous scientific and cultural facilities and events
  • Opportunity to work in a young interdisciplinary team
  • Attractive living and working conditions (certified "Great Place to Work©")


How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their application (CV, cover letter and further relevant documents) to the following address:

Eurac Research
Institute for Alpine Environment

Viale Druso 1 – 39100 Bolzano
Email: alpine.environment@eurac.edu​ - www.eurac.edu
Tel: +39 0471 055 333 / Fax: + 39 0471 055 399

For further information please contact Julia Plunger: Tel: +39 0471 055 346


Placeholder for further comments/specifications:

i.e. Progetto FP7 di riferimento: XYZ (CUP: D41J11000440007, Ref.n.:10-3-3-SI);


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