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Kenya and Tanzania
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
The chosen candidate will help manage field activities for a research project aimed at investigating how the common hippopotamus links ecological processes in watersheds to those in terrestrial ecosystems. The project is a collaborative effort between researchers at UC Berkeley and Princeton.
 
JOB INFORMATION
Location: Mpala Research Station, Kenya, various other remote sites in Kenya and Tanzania
Duration: 1 year
Start Date: January/February 2013 preferred
Terms: Volunteer; travel costs and basic living expenses paid; small living stipend provided
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage project databases
Conduct vegetation surveys
Collect samples for isotopic analysis
Process soils
Process camera trap databases
Assist with animal tracking
Monitor river flow
Water chemistry analysis
Maintain project vehicles and equipment
Manage research staff
 
REQUIREMENTS
BS or higher
Experience working outdoors and in remote settings
Experience with field research is preferred
Background in science with preference given to candidates with training and interest in ecology and biogeochemistry
Candidates on trajectory toward graduate study in ecology or careers in ecological research are preferred
 
TO APPLY
Send CV with GPA, 1 paragraph statement of interest, names of 3 references and their contact infomation to Douglas McCauley:dxm896@gmail.com
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Oakland, CA

The Pacific Institute works to advance innovative evidence-based solutions that advance environmental sustainability, economic vibrance, and social equity locally and abroad. The Institute is seeking a part-time candidate focused on popular education curriculum development and community workshop planning with the Community Strategies for Sustainability and Justice (CSSJ). The CSSJ Program partners with community groups and coalitions to provide research support and technical assistance on critical environmental health and justice issues.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree and educational or experiential background in education, public health, urban planning, ethnic studies, environmental science, geography, or related field
  • Working understanding of and demonstrated commitment to popular education principles and environmental, economic, and other social justice movements
  • Experience with planning and facilitating community education workshops
  • Fluency in Spanish and experience working with Spanish-speaking communities
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to write about technical topics for a community audience
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong organizational skills, self-motivation
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Publisher and Adobe Illustrator or InDesign Software
  • Experience with layout for publications and creating formats for community education materials
  • Experience with popular education, community-based participatory research, or participatory action research
  • Familiarity with GIS a plus


Hours: 15 and 20 hours/week through May 2013 with possibility of extension

TO APPLY
Send a brief cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references by mail to Catalina Garzón at the Pacific Institute, 654 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612, by email to cgarzon@pacinst.org, or by fax to 510-251-2203.

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