Field assistant position, Evolution of social strategies in wild capuchin monkeys ~

26 de julio de 2010

Field assistant position, Evolution of social strategies in wild capuchin monkeys

Position Description:
The Lomas Barbudal Capuchin Project has been running for 20 years,
and (funding permitting) will continue for many years to come. Each
year we accept about 6 interns who stay a full year and participate
in data collection. The project currently monitors 11 social groups of
monkeys. Virtually all monkeys are well habituated, and their genetic
relationships are known, as well as social histories dating back
several years in most cases. The primary focus of research currently
is life histories, particularly male migration strategies and female
counter-strategies to infanticide.

Application instructions are on the following website: Please
read the detailed guide to working on the monkey project BEFORE
applying or contacting the project, as this will answer virtually all
questions. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to read the book
"Manipulative Monkeys: The Capuchins of Lomas Barbudal," which is a
popular science book documenting not only the first 15 years of scientific
research, but the life style of researchers working at this site.

None. However, the field manager position (which pays a real salary
in addition to room and board) is always someone selected from the
pool of former or current interns. We are applying for grants to
allow small stipends in addition to paying living and transportation
expenses, but currently we do not have such funds. Support provided
for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging): Room and
board are provided, though interns must feed themselves when away on
vacation. Upon completion of the 1-year contract, interns qualify for
a travel refund of up to $1000 for their plane fares. Assistants must
buy their own medical insurance.

Term of Appointment:
Minimum one year, due to the long training investment. Start dates are
flexible, but we need people to start immediately (August and every
couple months thereafter.) Applications are accepted at any time, and
we fill positions as they become available.

Contact Information:

Susan Perry
Dept. of Anthropology, Box 951553, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1553
Telephone Number:
E-mail Address:
sperry [at ]

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