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Field Assistant: Titi Monkey Behavioral Ecology in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Hiring Organization:
Indiana University, Bloomington

Date Posted:

Position Description:
I am looking for five volunteer field assistants to help with the long-term monitoring of the social behavior, ecology, and genetics of a wild population of titi monkeys (Callicebus donacophilus) in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Field assistants will be required to do all day follows on the various groups 5 days/week. Research assistant responsibilities include recording social and foraging behavior, mapping group movements, data entry, aiding in playback experiments, and collection of fecal samples for genetic, dietary and parasitology analyses.

Previous field work experience or graduate of a qualified field course is preferred. Volunteers should be highly motivated with a strong interest in animal behavior.

Generally, students should:
1. be in good physical and mental condition
2. be able to cope with early morning starts
3. be comfortable being away from family and friends for long periods of time
4. have a positive attitude
5. be patient and committed

No funding is available at this time.

Term of Appointment:
March 1 - June 1, 2014 and June 1 - September 1, 2014

Application Deadline:
Until filled

If interested in the position, please email the following to Kimberly Dingess (

1. CV including relevant coursework, research and field experience
2. Letter of interest
3. 2 letters of reference from people familiar with your academic and/or work performance.

Contact Information:
Kimberly Dingess
Department of Anthropology
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

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