jeudi 26 avril 2012

Technical/Research Assistant Fieldwork

Hiring Organization:
Courant Research Center Evolution of Social Behavior, University of Göttingen

Position Description:
The workgroup Social Evolution in Primates is part of the Courant Research Centre for the Evolution of Social Behaviour that brings together anthropologists, zoologists, and psychologists from University of Göttingen and the German Primate Center in Göttingen, Germany. The successful applicant will contribute to the project Social evolution in wild macaque monkeys at Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand ( and other behavioral biology projects of the workgroup.
The workplace temporarily will be shifted to Thailand. Duties include 1) collection and management of behavioral observation data on macaques in a montane evergreen forest with difficult terrain, visibility and climate, 2) collection and management of climate data, 3) collection and preparation of feces samples for later lab analyses, 4) coordinating the work of several project members, 5) administration related to the field projects, 6) running experiments, 7) managing budgets and purchasing supplies.

Successful applicants will have completed a vocational training degree as a technical assistant or an equivalent training in the natural sciences
Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and data banks (e.g. Access)
Excellent knowledge of the English language
Experience with the collection of behavioral data on wild animals
Working experience abroad is also a plus
The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored for the position.

The salary is 100% of a German TV-L 9 salary grade with full social security and health benefits.

Term of Appointment:
20 months from November 1st 2012 through July 31st 2014

Application Deadline: 15 May 2012

Applicants should send a CV, copies of relevant certificates, a letter of interest that shows how the applicant meets the qualifications for the position as outlined above, and the names and addresses of at least two people that would serve as a reference.

Contact Information:
Julia Ostner Kellnerweg 6 Göttingen 37077 Germany Telephone Number: +49-551-393925 Fax Number: +49-551-399637 Website: E-mail Address: