Volunteer research interns in ecology and evolution (Trinidad) ~ Bioblogia.net

29 de agosto de 2014

Volunteer research interns in ecology and evolution (Trinidad)

Researchers fishing in streams of Trinidad & Tobago (photo by Fernando)
Working in Trinidad is great fun, despite the mozzies!

Research interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator, experimental study ecology and evolution in Trinidad. The research is led by Professor David Reznick at the University of California, Riverside.  We seek to integrate multiple biological fields for the study of the interactions between ecological and evolutionary processes in Trinidadian streams.
Duties of the position include assisting in monthly censuses of fish populations (guppies) in montane streams. The monthly censuses include long hours of laboratory time.  Qualifications: We seek interns who are entertaining the possibility of pursing graduate studies in some area of ecology and evolution and who wish to gain some field research experience before entering graduate school.  Research will take place in semi-remote areas of Trinidad sometimes under bad weather conditions. Applicants must
be able to live and work well with others. Research will also involve carrying heavy packs over slippery and steep terrain. Applicants must be in good physical condition and be able to meet the demands of field
research under these conditions. Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle is desirable but not required. Applicants with first-aid/first responder training, skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills are highly desirable. Please address these skills when applying.

Interns will be required to spend a minimum of 3-months in Trinidad, with possibility of extension. Starting dates are flexible, starting as early as November 2014. We will cover  travel expenses and living expenses.

Applicants should send cover letter, CV and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three or more professional references to David Reznick (gupy @ ucr.edu) and Andrés López-Sepulcre (alopez @ biologie.ens.fr ). At least two of the references should be academics.

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