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Volunteer Research Assistant position at the Kalahari Mole-Rat Project

University of Cambridge (Department of Zoology), Cambridge CB2 3EJ,, United Kingdom
Job Description

The Research
We are looking for several volunteer research assistants to carry out exciting experiments with captive Damaraland mole-rats, cooperatively breeding subterranean rodents, at the Kuruman River Reserve in the South African Kalahari Desert. 

Our research broadly investigates the influence of genes, hormones, breeding and social factors on individual development, growth, behaviours and ageing.

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 can expect to gain invaluable experience in animal handling procedures and in conducting and managing experiments. They will receive extensive training in data collection (behavioural observations, morphological measurements, biological samples), data editing and animal handling. They will also gain database skills (MySQL) and will be provided with the opportunity to work on a personal analysis project. Costs of transport to and back from the project, food and accommodation will be covered. Volunteers will receive a 500ZAR/month.

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 interview.

 Deadline: 1st September 2020 (spontaneous applications beyond this date are welcome)

Job Requirements

Candidate requirements
Applicants should be South African residents and be available for a period of 6 to 12 months,
starting as soon as possible. They should be hardworking, enthusiastic, physically fit, and
prepared for long hours in the laboratory.

 

JOB DETAILS
POSTED
25 August 2020
CLOSES
23 November 2020
JOB TYPE
Temporary
PREFERRED EDUCATION
Some College
ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars)
Open
TITLE / ROLE
Research Associate / Assistant
INDUSTRY / FIELD
Biology