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Intern for the Biodiversity Monitoring South Tyrol project (bat and small mammal surveys)

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 bats and small mammals ecology. Besides profound knowledge of the inner-Alpine small mammal fauna, the ideal candidate has gained experiences in bat monitoring with bat detectors, analyses of bioacoustic data sets, and good experience with geographical information systems (GIS). Investigation area will be the whole region of South Tyrol (ITA), working location is Bolzano/Bozen.



  • Support of the bat-logger installation for the season 2020 within the monitoring standard program and within special projects of the Biodiversity Monitoring
  • Support of field work for other taxonomic groups
  • Support of bat data management and identification, preparation of bat-related ecological data
  • Elaboration of species distribution models and spatial analyses for bat data



  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Biology or Environmental Sciences (or similar)
  • Willingness and availability to work in alpine areas
  • Good knowledge of the bats and small mammals of the Alps
  • General skills in bat bioacoustics
  • Knowledge in geographical information systems (ArcGIS/QGIS)
  • Experiences in biodiversity monitoring programs is advantageous
  • Good English skills, additional skills in German and Italian are advantageous
  • Good statistical knowledge, knowledge in R is advantageous
  • Driving license "B"
  • 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 approximately 6 months (spring – summer 2020)
  • Opportunity to include the gained data into a master thesis
  • State-of-the-art technical facilities (soft- and hardware, communication tools)
  • Access to EURAC's numerous scientific and cultural facilities and events
  • Opportunity to work in a young interdisciplinary team
  • Attractive living and working conditions (Great Place to Work©)
  • Flexible working hours


How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their application (CV, cover letter and further relevant documents) within 07.01.2020 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 055827 / Fax: + 39

For further information please contact Chiara Paniccia: Tel: +39 0471 055827

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