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Wildlife and Ecology jobs with...GPOCP’s mission is to conserve orangutan populations and forest habitat in and around Gunung Palung National Park. Recognizing that most threats to orangutan survival are human induced, we take a multi-faceted community-based approach to orangutan conservation.

The Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program (GPOCP) is looking for a postgraduate researcher, or someone with equivalent experience, to lead our orangutan nest survey project in Gunung Palung National Park (West Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo) and the surrounding buffer zone. This project, supported in large part by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Great Apes Conservation Fund, consists of ground- and drone-based nest surveys, some phenology data collection, and some GIS work. The Survey Manager will be in charge of the entire project, including project logistics, management of the survey team, and data analysis.

Qualifications/Experience:
The successful candidate will have experience with primate surveys, ideally great ape nest surveys. As we have never trialed drone-based surveys in our landscape before, technological savvy and prior experience using drones will be looked upon favorably. Previous experience working in Asia and basic knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia is helpful but not required. He or she will work closely with GPOCP’s Program Director and Research Manager to plan and execute all data collection and coordination with local conservation partners. The candidate will be responsible for completing all analyses in accordance with a schedule set out by the Program Director. Knowledge of the program DISTANCE, as well as spatial analysis techniques (primarily in GIS) will be extremely useful. We aim to publish these analyses, with the successful candidate as a co-author on the resulting paper(s).

Interested candidates should submit their CV and a cover letter outlining their academic qualifications as well as scientific research and field work experience. Candidates from all countries are welcome, but must be fluent in English to be able to read and understand previous scientific literature on this topic as well as to write scientific articles and reports in English. Application materials and/or questions about the position should be submitted to Dr. Cheryl Knott at savegporangutans@gmail.com. 

Salary/funding
Commensurate with experience 
Application Deadline
November 15th, 2015 

Contact Information
232 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
USA