Prácticas remuneradas de investigación con mariposas en Panamá ~

20 de mayo de 2018

Prácticas remuneradas de investigación con mariposas en Panamá

Research Internship (with stipend): Butterfly behaviour and speciation in the tropics

We are seeking a research intern to work at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama from the end of June 2018 for a period of at least one year. The internship will focus on behaviour and diversification in Heliconius butterflies.

The intern will work as part of a team involving
collaboration between Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
( ) and STRI
( The intern will
join a vibrant and highly international community of scientists
studying the origins and maintenance of tropical diversity (see also:

The project is based in Gamboa, Panama and the intern will be assisting a
project investigating the genetic basis of behavioural isolation between
Heliconius species. The project involves breeding butterflies, managing
crossing experiments and conducting behavioural assays. The internship
is a learning experience and there will be opportunities to develop
independent projects. Applicants must be able to work both with a group
and independently, and be committed to working full time in Panama for
the duration of the project. A knowledge of Spanish and the ability to
drive would be useful but are not essential.

A stipend of US$1000/month will be provided to cover accommodation and
living costs in Panama; we will also cover the cost of an airfare to
Panama where necessary.

To apply, please send an up-to-date CV (including the names and
contact details of two referees), and a cover letter explaining why
you would be a good fit for this position. Please combine the CV and
cover letter in one single pdf file with the file name in the format of
YOURLASTNAME_STRI intern.pdf. Please send applications to Chi-Yun Kuo
(; questions can be directed to Chi-Yun Kuo or Richard
Merrill ( Please use the subject header: “PANAMA
INTERN” before 26thMay 2018. Online interviews will be held the
following week.

Dr. Richard Merrill
Emmy Noether Group Leader

Division of Evolutionary Biology
Faculty of Biology
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Grosshaderner Strasse 2
82152 Planegg-Martinsried

phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74160
(Panama: (+507) 64267029)


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