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Principal Investigator

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location Costa Rica
Town/City Osa Peninsula
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 06/06/2018
Company Name Frontier - The Society for Environmental Exploration
Contact Name Lautaro Alvarez
Telephone 0207 613 2422
Fax 0207 613 2992
Email staff@frontier.ac.uk
Website Further Details / Applications
Directory Entry : Frontier was established in 1989 as a non-profit conservation and development non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem integrity and building sustainable livelihoods.
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Established in 1989 as a non-profit conservation and development non-governmental organisation (NGO), Frontier has been an innovator in creating quality volunteer programmes across the globe. Since then, Frontier has grown to operate over 330 capacity building conservation, community and adventure projects in over 60 countries spanning 5 continents. Over the past 26 years Frontier has seen volunteers of more than 30 nationalities take part in projects all around the world, making Frontier a truly international organisation with a global impact.

We are seeking experienced researchers with a proven ability to direct field research and write up results for our Costa Rica Research Programme.

The successful candidate will have a good BSc or MSc in a relevant environmental discipline and experience in terrestrial survey techniques, statistical anaylsis and report-writing. Biodiversity or conservation research experience, ideally in a tropical setting. Further to this, experience of managing overseas projects, volunteers and research camps is beneficial. The role will include implementing and developing the research programme and will involve the daily supervision of volunteer Research Assistants, data collection, analysis, and report-writing.



To co-ordinate Frontiers' Costa Rica research programme, involving overall supervision of the biological surveys and implementation of community-based conservation projects.


- To take overall responsibility for the leadership of the project;
- Development and implementation of the research programme;
- To liaise, develop and maintain relationships with collaborators;
- Supervision and training of junior staff;
- Management, support, training and motivation of volunteers / research assistants;
- Preparation of project reports and publication of results in scientific journals;
- Preparation of project and funding proposals with the Project Coordinator or Country Coordinator and Research and Development and Operations Managers (London HQ);
- Representing the technical side of the project when liaising with relevant authorities, research institutes and international agencies;
- Assist with project logistics and administration.


Contract Duration: 12 months, possibility of an extension

Accommodation: Basic accommodation provided at field project

Travel: Capped contribution to international airfare plus internal travel as necessary to the fulfilment of duties.

Insurance & Admin: Employer’s liability insurance provided.

Subsistence:Food provided on project site. Subsistence allowance provided off project site.

Salary:£600- £800 (per annum) on successful completion of contract depending on a candidate’s experience, qualifications, & availability plus £500-£1000 end of contract bonus


For further information and to apply, please visit:www.frontierac.uk or send a CV and Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the role to: staff@frontier.ac.uk

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