mardi 27 mars 2012

Primate Research Intern

Hiring Organization:
Zoo Atlanta

Date Posted:

Position Description:
A one year internship to assist with on-going behavioral and cognitive studies of gorillas and orangutans at Zoo Atlanta (visit for more information on the zoo's ape collection and research activities). Behavioral study topics include general social dynamics, behavior of bachelor groups of gorillas, and infant development and maternal behavior. Cognitive studies focus on social learning and cognition. Job responsibilities include: daily behavioral observations and cognitive testing sessions, data entry and management, publication preparation, public lectures, assisting with ape husbandry routine, and undergraduate research supervision. Opportunities to conduct independent research available. Position also includes assistance with management of the long-term databases held by The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

The position is for 40 hours per week with availability to work on weekends.

BA in psychology, biology, zoology or related field. Previous research experience strongly recommended, as is knowledge of Excel, electronic data collection techniques, data entry and summary, and basic descriptive statistics.

Position limited to US nationals unless already in the United States with a working visa.

Stipend of $500/month

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):

Term of Appointment:
June 2012 for 1 year

Application Deadline:
April 20th

Interested candidates should send a CV (including at least 3 references) and cover letter to Dr. Tara Stoinski at

Contact Information:
Tara Stoinski
800 Cherokee Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30315

Telephone Number:
404 624 5826

Fax Number:
404 624 5841


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