Field Research Assistantships ~

21 de agosto de 2008

Field Research Assistantships

Two positions are available to assist with a research project
examining interactions between ecological and evolutionary processes
in Trinidadian streams. The project is supported by NSF and involves
a large team of investigators. Responsibilities include assisting
with intensive field surveys, mesocosm experiments and the processing
and management of water and biological samples (algae, organic matter,
stream invertebrates, and fish). Examples of these duties include
collecting and sorting aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates, water
sampling, assisting with chlorophyll and nutrient analyses, preparing
samples for stable isotope analysis, and helping with fish
mark-recapture efforts. Field assistants will be based at a field
station in the Arima Valley in the Northern Range of Trinidad, and
will interact with scientists from North American universities
(Cornell Univ., UC-Riverside, Univ. of Georgia, Univ. of Nebraska, and
other institutions) and from the University of the West Indies.
Applicants should have a Bachelors degree in biological sciences or
related fields. Experience in aquatic ecology is preferred, but not
necessary. The ability to drive a 4-wheel drive, standard transmission
truck is required.

Two positions are available for a period of six months each, starting
in January 2009, with the possibility of renewal based on performance
and the availability of funds. These positions are ideal for
recently-graduated students who want to live abroad while gaining
valuable research skills. A monthly stipend will be provided along
with housing and travel expenses. Please contact Dr. Rana El-Sabaawi
at for more information. To apply please send a
coverletter, a resume and a list of 2-3 referees to
Application deadline is Sept 30.

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