Voluntariado de investigación en el desierto del Kalahari (gastos cubiertos) ~ Bioblogia.net

1 de octubre de 2021

Voluntariado de investigación en el desierto del Kalahari (gastos cubiertos)

# Nota de Fernando: Esta oferta no debería ser un voluntariado y debes pensártelo muy bien antes de solicitarla (por ejemplo, si estás poniendo copas y no tienes otras opciones a corto plazo, pues entonces vale, yo también me iría a Sudáfrica). Si lo haces y te seleccionan, te recomiendo:
- Negociar mejores condiciones
- Buscar financiación complementaria
- Aprovechar al máximo para no volver en la misma situación

Volunteer Research Assistant position at the Kalahari Mole-rat Project

We are looking for several volunteer research assistants to collect
long-term data and carry out experiments on a captive population
of cooperatively breeding Damaraland mole-rats at the Kuruman River
Reserve in the South African Kalahari Desert. The aim of this project
is to investigate the evolution of social behaviour in mammals. Our
research examines the influence of genes, hormones, breeding and social
factors on individual developmental, growth, behaviours and ageing. See
https://kalahariresearchcentre.org for more details

What you can gain from this role? This position is particularly suited,
but not exclusively, for people aiming to carry on their academic
education or hold a management position in a research project. Successful
applicants will gain experience in animal handling and the collection of
observational and physiological data. There is also the opportunity to
gain database skills (MySQL) and work on a personal analysis project. This
project provides a unique opportunity to work at a vibrant, multinational
field site which houses several other research projects. Costs of food
and accommodation while at the project will be covered. A contribution
towards travel costs will be made (300 Euros/Year)

Candidate requirements

Applicants should be available for a period of 6 to 12 months, with a
start date to be discussed during interview. They should be hardworking,
enthusiastic, physically fit, and prepared for long hours in the
laboratory. A background in behavioural ecology or evolutionary biology
is desired but not essential. Successful applicants will be responsible
for data collection (behavioural observations, collection of biological
samples), animal handling and be involved in conducting experiments.

If you are interested in this position, send your CV and cover letter
stating your availability to molerat.volunteer@gmail.com. Shortlisted
applicants will be invited for a Skype or Zoom interview.

Deadline: 22th October 2021 (applications will be considered as they
come in)

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