vendredi 16 mars 2012

Volunteer for a study on Cape ground squirrels of The Kalahari

A volunteer is needed for a period of 12 months to help undertake a long-term research project on Cape ground squirrels in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa. This project has been set up by Cambridge and Zurich University and is based at the Kalahari Meerkat Project, a world renowned research station.
Students with at least a BSc in biology/ecology or zoology are preferred.
Successful applicants must have an interest in field work and previous experience working in challenging environments and with wild animals. The applicant will be expected to be heavily involved in habituation of new groups as well as collection of weights and observational data. There is also an opportunity for the applicant to undertake a small research project on the squirrels.

Volunteers are paid a monthly allowance to cover their food, and accommodation will be provided for free. Flights to South Africa (and home) will have to be organised by the applicant, but we will pay the inland travelling costs (bus from Johannesburg to Upington return, and the pickup from Upington to the study site).

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and a short letter stating your motivation to apply, and two names acting as referees to:, by the 1st April 2012. Interviews will be held at Cambridge University on the 16th-17th April 2012.