2 volunteer field assistants, radio-tracking cobras (Thailand) ~ Bioblogia.net

15 de enero de 2016

2 volunteer field assistants, radio-tracking cobras (Thailand)

We are currently seeking two field assistants (starting February and May) to assist with a cobra spatial-ecology project based in North-east Thailand. Assistants will  primarily be tasked with radio tracking Monocled and Indochinese Spitting Cobras (Naja kaouthia and Naja siamensis) within and around the Sakaerat biosphere reserve. This fieldwork is very rewarding but also physically demanding, with some days starting early in the morning and continuing well into the night. As such,
assistants will need to be willing to work long hours in very warm and humid conditions.

The assistants will be based at the Sakaerat environmental research station, and is nested within the Sakaerat Conservation and Snake Education Team (SCSET) http://reptileecology.weebly.com/. This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain practical field work experience with tropical reptiles within a dynamic team of researchers.

Housing and food (buffet style) will be provided for field assistants, so you will only need to cover the costs of your flights, insurance and visas.

Volunteer duties will include:

- Radio tracking Monocled and Indochinese Spitting Cobras

- Writing weekly summaries and assisting with data processing

- Communicating with local villagers in a friendly and non-intrusive manner

- Building, checking and maintaining drift fences and traps for live capture

- Processing camera trap data

Additional tasks may come up, such as processing captured snakes and helping with

environmental education.


- 21 years or older (exemption can be make for outstanding candidates)

- Experience with outdoor work (manual labour)

- Volunteers need to be fit (able to walk more than 10 km in a day),

- Interest in biodiversity: Previous field research experience a big advantage

- Health Insurance

- Commitment of 6 months or more, (Exception internships students)

- MUST be able to provide your own plane ticket to Thailand.

- Snake handling experience an advantage.

- ArcGIS, Program R and extended knowledge of Excel will be big advantage.

Please send your CV and cover letter as well as earliest available start dates to Bartosz Nadolski at bartnad@gmail.com
Feel free to check out the project and our research at:  http://najaresearch.com/

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