TRANSIT field technician – Basque Country


The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) is looking for a motivated field technician to work on the international project TRANSIT ( The main aim is to collect data on plant-animal interactions, pollinator behavior and plant reproductive success. Start date will be February or March 2020 with a duration of 5 months and the possibility to conduct another 5 months of data collection in 2021.

TRANSIT field technician – Basque Country

We are looking for a field technician to record data on plant animal interactions, collect insect specimens and record plant reproductive success in the area of Gorbea Natural Park. The candidate should have a strong background in field work and plant identification. Insect identification is an asset. We are looking for an individual who can lead data collection for a 5-month period as well as store samples and organize material in the lab at BC3 headquarters in Leioa, Bizkaia.


Key responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate in leading field campaigns in natural ecosystems to record plant-animal interactions
  2. Collaborate in initial treatment of insect samples in the laboratory
  3. Collaborate in initial identification of different insects

 Main requirements:

  1. BsC in Biology or related field.
  2. A good physical condition, in order to carry out field campaigns.
  3. Drivers license.
  4. Plant identification knowledge.

Previous experience in carrying out field work for research projects in terrestrial ecosystems


Term of contract

The position will be for a period of 5 months in 2020 extensible to another 5 in 2021.


The position will carry competitive salary, matching the academic and professional profile of the applicant, and excellent work conditions.


Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Biscay (Spain).

As a HR Excellence awarded institution, BC3 is committed to conciliate research-academic requirements and family duties. BC3 is particularly concerned with creating equality opportunities for women and men. Women with relevant qualifications are therefore strongly encouraged to apply for the position.


Applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae to, noting in the subject of the message “TRANSIT field technician position at Basque Country”.

Informal enquiries can be made to All information received during this process will be handled confidentially.


January 15, 2020 (CET 17:00).

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