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Field assistant position working with long-tailed macaques in Malaysia

Hiring Organization:
University of California Davis

Date Posted:
2019-03-19

Position Description:
The McCowan lab at the University of California (Davis) is looking to hire one to two volunteers to help collect data on human-macaque conflict and interactions in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur).
The volunteers are expected to collect data on both long-tailed macaque behavior and on human-macaque interactions in order to assess the impact of human presence on macaque activity budget and social interactions.
This position is ideal for candidates who want to gain additional experience collecting data from wild animals before embarking on graduate study.

Qualifications/Experience:
The ideal candidate should:
- Have a background (either at Bachelor's or Masters level) in: animal behavior, anthropology, biology, ecology, zoology, or other related field.
- Be mentally and physically fit and able to work outdoors for long days in the field in a challenging environment.
- Be adaptable and able to work both as part of a team and individually.
- Be reliable, patient, enthusiastic and committed to scientific research.
- Have prior field experience (particularly with non-human primates).
- Speak English fluently.

Salary/funding:
This is a volunteer position.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
The volunteer will be responsible for their own airfare and travel to the field site, medical/travel insurance, and visa. A contribution of RM500/month is required for housing & internet.

Term of Appointment:
Applicants are expected to commit for at least 3 months

Application Deadline:
This position is opened until filled. Applications will be evaluated in the order they are received.

Comments:
Interested applicants should send a CV and letter of interest to asobrino@ucdavis.edu

Contact Information:
Alvaro Sobrino
Field Site Manager
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Website:
https://bmccowanlab.com/

E-mail Address:
asobrino@ucdavis.edu

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