Primate Research Intern
A one year internship to assist Dr. Tara Stoinski with on-going behavioral and cognitive studies of gorillas, orangutans, and lemurs at Zoo Atlanta (visit www.zooatlanta.org for more information on the zoo's primate collection and research activities). Behavioral study topics include general social dynamics, behavior of bachelor groups of gorillas, and infant development and maternal behavior. Cognitive studies focus on social learning, cognition, memory, and cognitive aging. Job responsibilities include: daily behavioral observations and cognitive testing sessions, data entry and management, publication preparation, public lectures, assisting with ape husbandry routine, and undergraduate research supervision. Opportunities to conduct independent research available. Position also includes assistance with management of the long-term databases held by The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.
The position is for 40-50 hours per week and requires availability to work on weekends.
BA in psychology, biology, zoology or related field. Previous research experience strongly recommended, as is knowledge of Excel, electronic data collection techniques, data entry and summary, and basic descriptive statistics.
Position limited to US nationals unless already in the United States with a working visa.
Stipend of $500/month
provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Term of Appointment:
June 1 2013 for 1 year
Interested candidates should send a CV (including at least 3 references) and cover letter to Dr. Reggie Paxton Gazes (email@example.com).
Reggie Paxton Gazes
800 Cherokee Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30315
404 624 5841
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