You'll be contributing to ground-breaking research and conservation projects in Paraguay, a country with a record of extreme habitat loss.
Research and Intern Supervisor wanted for a diverse and challenging role with Paraguayan conservation NGO based in the Wetlands of Ñeembucú.
Based at Centro IDEAL in the city of Pilar, you’ll conduct and teach field science at a fully equipped ecological research station, contributing to our understanding of this unique ecosystem.
You will manage data collection, collation and publication of PLT’s Wetland Conservation Priorities (based on the RAMSAR Convention Criteria). You’ll follow the methodologies set by the PLT Scientific Council and have access to expert scientific guidance, as well as a strong team to work alongside you.
You will be in charge of developing and supervising intern projects from the moment an intern books through until the publication of their study where applicable. The Research and Intern 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.
They 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.
The post includes full bed and board, as well as monthly pay of US$400 for the first 6 months, rising to $450 for the following 18 months. Six weeks holiday per year. With almost no living costs, our staff are able to save much of what they earn.
You must apply for Paraguayan residency, the in-country costs of which will be reimbursed upon completion of your contract where legal receipts are provided.
You’ll be contributing to ground-breaking research in Paraguay. 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.
No closing date – rolling applications until the right candidate is found.
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