A summer research position is available for fieldwork in a human-dimensions of wildlife project on rhino poaching in South Africa. Position will be based in South Africa and travel will be extensive, with stays in accommodations from hostels to camping. Work will entail conducting in-depth interviews of stakeholders and transcription. Research assistant will carry out work in a team of two with a graduate student or sometimes independently. The successful candidate should possess a degree in a field related to wildlife studies, anthropology, social sciences or a field directly related to conservation and at least one year experience in similar work (i.e., conducting in-depth interviews, focus groups). This position requires the selected field assistant to be detail oriented, flexible and adaptable in the field, and have a positive attitude in a sometimes unpredictable environment. Experience in Africa or similar international fieldwork desired. Term of position is 3 months, from mid-June through mid-September. Costs of in-country travel and living expenses (housing and food) will be covered. Costs of international flight or insurance are not covered.
To apply send a current CV with contact details for 2 referees familiar with your work along with a cover letter
explaining why you believe you are suitable for this position to Andrea
Kuchy, andrea.kuchy(at)oregonstate.edu. Applications will be
considered as they are received, application deadline: May 16, 2014.