jeudi 29 octobre 2015

Camp Manager for Guinea Baboon Research Project in Senegal

Starting date: February or March 2016
The Cognitive Ethology Lab of the German Primate Center runs the research station “Simenti” in the Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal, to study the behavior and ecology of Guinea baboons. We are looking for a highly motivated Camp Manager for a period of a minimum of 2 years. An extension is possible.
The position is paid at the German E8 salary scale, with health insurance and benefits. In addition, we cover travel costs, necessary medical examinations and vaccinations as well as malaria prophylaxis. A trial period with a visit to the field site as soon as possible is required.
Required Skills
·         Field experience (preferably in Africa and with primates)
·         Willing to live and work under harsh conditions (temperatures > 42°C)
·         Outstanding intercultural communication skills
·         Knowledge of French and English (fluent spoken and written)
·         Basic technical skills
·         Team spirit
·         Driver’s license
Tasks (selection)
·         Communication with Senegalese authorities
·         Organizing the work schedule
·         Reporting, managing camp budget and controlling
·         Logistics, including supply runs and maintenance issues (cars, solar panel, well, buildings)
·         Knowledge of the animals
·         Managing the data base
·         Help with data collection (i.e. following the baboons for hours and protocolling their behavior, walking several kilometers under very hot and exhausting conditions)
·         Training of field assistants and students
·         Capture of animals, helping with lab issues
·         Contribute to the running of the project
·         Support of PhD and Master students

Some information about the project can be found at
If you are interested in the position, please send a motivation letter, a CV and names of two referents to Mechthild Pohl ( The deadline is rolling until a suitable candidate is found. Further information can be obtained from Dr. Dietmar Zinner (