Duties

Responsibilities will primarily include contributing to the habituation of new gorilla groups or the mangabey group, and collecting data on their diet, behavior and ranging activities. Additional responsibilities may include conducting phenology, participating in large mammal surveys, and data entry. Field conditions are very remote, with limited access to modern conveniences ('running water' is a nearby waterfall and solar electricity, intermittent), fresh foods and health care. The candidate must be physically fit and may be required to work long hours in the dense forest under challenging conditions. Accommodation is tent-based. Communication with home countries is limited to email via satellite phone (though internet at the Project's headquarters is available). Daily contact with potentially dangerous animals such as elephants, gorillas, forest buffaloes and venomous snakes can be expected.