jeudi 21 janvier 2016


The Dwarf Mongoose Project was established in 2011 on Sorabi Rock Lodge Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Currently we work with 8 wild groups that have been habituated to the close presence of observers; group members are individually marked and many have been trained to climb on a balance scale to weigh themselves. Researchers live in a house on the reserve and will be required to share a bedroom.
We are seeking two research assistants to help conduct fieldwork.
Work will include behavioural observations, sound recordings, GPS tracking, weighing of individuals and assistance with playback experiments.
The post will commence beginning March 2016 (application deadline: 31 Jan 2016) with shortlisted applicants invited for skype interview at the beginning of February. Assistants need to be available for a minimum of 3 months and hold a valid driving licence.
Food and accommodation will be provided, but assistants will need to fund their own travel to the project.
Previous fieldwork experience will be viewed as advantageous.
To apply for the post, please send a cv (including names of 2 referees) and a cover letter to Julie Kern (, University of Bristol.