Saturday, December 10, 2016

Herpetological Field Assistant (Curacao Island, Caribbean)




Herpetological Field Assistant (Curacao Island, Caribbean)

The Integrative Ecology Lab of Jocelyn Behm and Matt Helmus from the Center for Biodiversity at Temple University is looking for a field assistant to help out with herpetological field surveys aimed at studying how human development influences exotic and native species on Curacao from mid-January to mid-March 2017 (start date somewhat flexible).

Previous field experience is required.
Previous field experience with herps, insects, birds, and/or in the tropics preferred.

Field work will entail surveying and capturing herpetofaunal species (lizards, frogs) and their prey (invertebrates and plants), and visual surveys for avian predators. Curacao is a small island in the southern Caribbean situated between Aruba and Bonaire just north of Venezuela.

Field assistant duties:

Ability to perform day and nighttime surveys in hot, mosquito-y, conditions.
Must be comfortable handling lizards, frogs, insects, and their excrement
Willing and able to learn new field techniques as needed
Attention to detail, organized, and able to accurately follow instructions
Must be clean, courteous, and able to get along with others in a team setting and shared housing situation
We will provide lodging and cover roundtrip travel costs from the US to Curacao, and a stipend is available to cover food costs while in Curacao.

To apply, please send brief cover letter describing your interest in the position and previous relevant experience, along with a CV and contact information for 3 references to: biodiversity [at] temple [dot] edu


Review of applications will begin December 17 and continue until the position is filled.


Learn more HERE





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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

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