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Title

Bird Monitoring Field Research Assistant

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Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location
Town/City Nakhon Ratchasima
Salary Additional Information Unpaid
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 01/05/2017
Company Name Suranaree University of Technology
Contact Name Dr. Archana Naithani
Telephone 0932720730
Email archana.naithani78@gmail.com
Website Further Details / Applications
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Description

The “Avian Diversity and Monitoring Project” in Sakaerat Biosphere Reserve, is seeking to recruit several short (6 months) and/or long-term volunteer on a rolling basis for ongoing diversity and behavioral research on the Avifauna. The project involves point count surveys at multiple locations in and around the Sakaerat Biosphere Reserve in North East Thailand. This rewarding (yet physically challenging) position provides valuable field research experience in the field of avian diversity and conservation.


Volunteers duties:

  • survey the data points on daily basis and record observed species and their behavior with respect to the habitat structure and vegetation cover, 
  • write weekly summaries of the identified and unidentified species, and to prepare a habitat wise checklist of birds on the monthly basis,  
  • communicate with local villagers in a friendly and non-intrusive manner,
  • record observed behaviors and go through video feeds from camera pictures,
  • be able and willing to work long hours in very warm and humid conditions. 

Additional tasks may also include assisting with outreach, environmental education, writing blog updates and more.


Qualifications:


– 23 years or older (exemption can be made for outstanding candidates),
– Bachelor of Science in wildlife biology or related field.
– Previous experience on bird identification (visual, calls and songs identification).
– Ability to work independently while strictly following the protocol of the project and the research station.
– Volunteers need to be fit (able to walk more than 10 km in a day).
– Health Insurance,
– Commitment of 6 months or more, (Exception internships students)
– MUST be able to provide your own plane ticket to Thailand.
 
Accommodation:

Housing and food will be covererd however, volunteers will be living in close quarters with the project assistant and other research technicians at the research station housing will be in cramped dorm-style housing with field technicians of other various projects on site. Wifi will also be provided at the station. 
In addition, volunteers may have an opportunity to learn the Radio tracking for Monocled and Indochinese Spitting Cobras.

To apply:

Please email your resume to Dr. Archana Naithani (at archana.naithani78@gmail.com) and list your earliest available date in your cover letter.

 

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