A volunteer field assistant is needed for a 9-month study of the relationships between social behaviour, stress and reproduction in female rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). The study is led by Lauren Brent (PhD student, Roehampton University) and will carried out on Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico. Responsibilities include the collection of faecal samples for hormone analyses, as well as some behavioural data collection and data entry.
Experience working with free-ranging non-human primates is highly desirable. Applicants must be in good physical fitness and fluent in English. The ability to work well with other researchers is critical.
Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Return airfare to Puerto Rico will be provided following completion of the 9 month position. Part of the subsistence costs in Puerto Rico might also be covered, but this is dependent on the outcome of pending grant applications.
Term of Appointment:
April 2007 – December 2007
Application via email: please submit 2-page CV along with contact information for 2 references.
London SW15 4JD