Locations: National Zoo (D.C.) and Oklahoma City Zoo (Oklahoma City, OK)
Position Dates: end of May to mid-July (National Zoo); mid-July to end of
September (Oklahoma City Zoo)
Stipend: Unpaid at this time.
=C2=B7 Assist with planning and carrying out behavioral experiments with
captive Asian elephants at the National Zoo and/or Oklahoma City Zoo (exact
dates to be determined–approximately 7 days per week, end of May to
=C2=B7 Extract data from video-recorded experimental trials.
*Qualities Required of Applicants:*
=C2=B7 Interest in animal behavior, animal cognition, and conservation
=C2=B7 GPA of at least 3.0
=C2=B7 Provide own accommodation and transportation to/from zoo.
=C2=B7 Animal research experience (preferably research experience with
=C2=B7 Experience interacting with zoo guests (preferably in communicating
=C2=B7 Dedication to the project. Flexibility in work schedule. Eagerness
to take initiative.
=C2=B7 Ability to work well with others and independently and maintain a
=C2=B7 Organization skills and proficiency in use of Microsoft Office.
=C2=B7 Successful assistants can use this experience on their CV/resume
and request letters of recommendation.
=C2=B7 Hands-on research and education experience.
=C2=B7 Professional development opportunities.
*To be considered for this position, interested candidates must submit the
following to **Lisa Barrett (**Lbarret4@uwyo.edu* <Lbarret4@uwyo.edu>*) as
soon as possible (no later than 4/30/17):*
1) Cover letter or letter of interest
2) CV or Resume
3) 3 professional references (name and contact information)