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Wisconsin based monkey sanctuary looking for behavioral research volunteers

Hiring Organization:
Primates Incorporated

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Position Description:
Primates Incorporated is a non-profit, monkey sanctuary located in Westfield, WI. Currently, the sanctuary houses rhesus macaques retired from biomedical research. Local primatologist, and employee of Primates Incorporated is seeking 2-3 individuals with experience in primate behavior to assist and collaborate in ongoing welfare studies with rhesus macaques.

The objective of the study is to better monitor individual's adjustment to retirement from lab to sanctuary over time. Individuals must have own transportation and be willing to commit one day a week for one year to the behavior research program.

Please send letter of interest and CV to contact information below.

-Must be 18 yr. or older
-Must have primate experience
-Check e mail daily and be in communication often with lead researcher
-Must be willing to commit to one year of volunteering and able to commit a minimum of one day per week (hours 9am-3pm) to conduct observations
-Be willing to familiarize themselves with ZooMonitor independently
-Invest time outside of sanctuary in preparation for active data selection
-Must have an eye for detail and be self-motivated

Added bonuses:
-Experience working with macaques, pref. rhesus macaques
-Experience in animal behavioral research, preferred primate
-Knowledge of behavioral statistic software programs R or SPSS

This is a volunteer position, no salary or funding is offered

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
It is up to the volunteer to provide their own travel to and from the sanctuary, meals during the day and lodging.

Term of Appointment:
October 2018-October 2019

Application Deadline:

Will continue to take applications until positions are filled

Contact Information:
Hilary Hemmes-Kavanaugh
W8782 County Road M
Westfield, WI 53964

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