mercredi 8 juillet 2015


Hiring Organization:
Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville (CIRMF) - Gabon

Position Description:
The CIRMF houses about 50 chimpanzees who are at the moment organized into 7 groups. As it strives to provide the highest standard of care to its primates and to comply with international ethics rules, it seeks to transport them to a new sanctuary encompassing a chain of 4 islands in Gabon. 
The ethologist will be responsible for forming 4 groups of chimpanzees from the 7 existing groups.
The duration of the contract is 6 months.

Masters degree. A PhD in ethology would be desirable. Candidates with extensive experience relevant to this field will also be considered.
Professional experience with chimpanzees in a similar capacity
Very good knowledge of chimpanzee behaviour
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Required basic knowledge of spoken French

300 euros per month
Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
The CIRMF will also pay for a return flight ticket Libreville - Franceville and will provide a comfortable 2 room flat inside the campus.
The candidate will be responsible for international flight ticket, visa and healthcare insurance costs.

Term of Appointment:
6 months

Application Deadline:
16th of August 2015

Application procedure:
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply by sending a letter of interest together with their CV and the name and contact of 2 referees to Dr. Barthélémy Ngoubangoye ( and Dr. Michel Halbwax (

Any questions can be addressed to Dr. Michel Halbwax and Dr. Barthélémy Ngoubangoye
Contact Information:
Michel Halbwax
Telephone Number:
00 241 06 30 66 20
E-mail Address: