Primatology Research and Intern Supervisor wanted for a challenging role with Paraguayan conservation NGO based in the City of Pilar and Wetlands of Ñeembucú. Based at Centro IDEAL in the city of Pilar, you’ll conduct research and teach field science at a fully equipped ecological research station, contributing to our understanding of the unique urban dwelling black and gold howler monkeys of Pilar.
In this role you will develop your own project studying the behaviour and ecology of the urban black and gold howler monkey population in Pilar. This project is one of only two long-term primatological research programmes in Paraguay and we are looking for an applicant who will drive the project forward. You’ll have access to expert scientific guidance in the field, as well as a strong team to work alongside you.
You will be in charge of developing and supervising primatological intern projects from the moment an intern books through until the publication of their study where applicable. The Supervisor offers both intellectual and logistical support for interns carrying out projects at PLT, including assistance with project design, coordination of fieldwork, carrying out of analyses and publication in a peer-reviewed journal. They are responsible for ensuring that internships are carried out to a high standard, are suited to the intern as well as beneficial to PLT (i.e. publishable), and result in interns leaving happy with what they have learned and achieved. They are also responsible for the physical organisation of papers, literature reviews, project proposals, results, raw data and everything else related to each intern, in the intern hard drive.
You are expected to take responsibility for organising and running academic activities, including but not limited to, journal club, debates, and field courses.
Main tasks and responsibilities
With this position, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a young and ambitious team of conservationists within a fast-growing and unique organisation in the neotropics.
To apply, please send your CV, a cover letter, two professional or academic references and one character reference to [email protected]. The recruitment process will also include a zoom interview, and a written project proposal for the direction of the urban howler monkey project.
The post includes full bed and board, as well as monthly pay of US$400/month for the first 6 months (training period) and increasing to $450/month for the next 18 months, with 6 weeks holiday per year. You must be willing to apply for Paraguayan residency and the in-country costs of the residency process will be reimbursed at the completion of the contract. With almost no living costs, our staff are able to save much of what they earn. The flights to Paraguay and travel to Pilar are not covered.
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