Field Assistants Needed for Amphibian Project in Thailand ~

25 de enero de 2011

Field Assistants Needed for Amphibian Project in Thailand

Please reply to Sheila (Sinlan Poo), National University of Singapore
Position: Full time, temporary field assistants
Duration: July 1st to October 31st, 2011
Location: Sakaerat Environmental Research Station (Northern Thailand)
Application deadline: until filled

Job Description:
2-3 field assistant positions are available as a part of behavioral and
reproductive ecology research on amphibians in the tropical evergreen forests
in Thailand. The project focuses on the parental care behavior of treefrogs and
interactions between various pond-breeding species.

Assistants will be based at the Sakaerat Station for the duration of the field
season, which is located within the Sakaerat Biosphere Reserve. Access to
society outside of the station will be minimal, though there will be weekly
grocery trips into town and occasional trips to the city. The station will have
electricity, running water (usually cold water only), and internet access
depending on the weather. Meals will be cooked in turns by the researchers and
assistants. During the season, days-off will be limited and assistants will
have roughly 1 day off every week, though must be flexible with schedules as
the nature of the work depends on the animals.

This is a good opportunity for someone looking to get experience in field work
and exploring SE Asia, with the chance to make connections with researchers in
tropical ecology and herpetology. The position is best suited for to a mature,
upper-level undergraduate or recent graduate who is considering advanced study
or professional work in ecological studies.

If time permits, assistants will have the opportunities to develop their own
project and/or assist in other projects within the research group from National
Singapore University or collaborating researchers from Hong Kong University.

Good physical condition, and able to work long and/or odd hours in humid weather
and often in ponds; ability to work and live cooperatively with others;
willingness and flexibility to work for consecutive days with little time or
days-off in between and limited access to the outside; desire to live in a
foreign country with different customs for extended periods. Previous
experience in field work required.

Room and board and local transportations within Thailand will be provided.
Field assistants are responsible for all other expenses, including flights
to/from Thailand.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter briefly detailing relevant interest and experience,
CV and a list of 3 references to s h e i l a p o o @ g m a i l . c o m . Please
write explicitly to confirm ability to cover own expenses to/from Bangkok and
availability from July 1st to Oct 31st. Hiring will begin immediately and
positions will remain open until filled.

For additional information, please see

Thank you!

Sheila (Sinlan Poo)
Graduate Student
The Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Lab
Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore
14 Science Drive 4, Block S3
Singapore 117543

Nancy E. Karraker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
School of Biological Sciences
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
Phone: +852-2299-0675 (lab:0621)

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