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Collect and process scientific data as part of the Forest Elephant Behavioral Ecology Project. This project studies 34 forest elephants fitted with GPS collars. The research focuses on tracking elephants from a distance to study their diet, movement and social behavior. Responsibilities include collecting plants for chemical analysis, fecal samples for genetic analysis and record habitat variables, phenology and weather. Also responsible for monthly reporting of activities and expenditures. While working in the challenging tropical forest environment, position has the opportunity to observe animal species in their natural habitats. Position will provide growth opportunity to learn about tropical ecology, botany, natural history, and conservation biology, as well as hone skills in organizing field projects in Central Africa. Position requires travel for extended periods to lab research site in Gabon, Africa. Gabon is a French- speaking country and position requires ability to communicate primarily in this language. Position is 6-month term-limited position, with opportunity for renewal pending funding and performance.
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- Tracking and collecting field data on GPS collared elephants.
- Collecting, storing and potentially exporting ecological samples.
- Working with collaborators in French-speaking Gabon.
- Reporting regularly to Duke and Gabonese government collaborators.
Elephants often occur in extremely remote and challenging habitats, including swamps and mountainous terrain. Candidates must be able to hike from 6-25 km (3-15 miles) daily in hot, muggy and even rainy weather, while carrying a heavy backpack of camping and research equipment. Research expeditions may entail camping in a tent for more than a week at a time.
Degree in biology, ecology or a wildlife-related field. Candidates must be independent, reliable and responsible with the ability to work in challenging environments. A successful candidate will thrive in small team settings and work across cultures. Prefer candidates with previous experience in the tropics, especially Africa. All vaccinations required for the country prior to departure
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Work requires knowledge of biological laboratory exercises, techniquesand procedures generally acquired through completion of a bachelor'sdegree program in biology, botany, zoology or a directly related field.
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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.