Research interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary,
multi-investigator, experimental study of the interactions between
ecology and evolution in Trinidad, West Indies. The research is led by
Professor David Reznick at the University of California, Riverside in
collaboration with Joseph Travis (Florida State), Tim Coulson (Oxford),
Paul Bentzen (Dalhousie U.) and Ron Bassar (Williams).Ã‚Â Ã‚Â We seek to
integrate multiple biological fields for the study of these interactions
in experimental populations of guppies in Trinidad. Duties include
assisting in monthly censuses of guppy populations in montane streams.
The monthly censuses include long hours in the field and
laboratory.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â There will also be 12 days off between each census when
interns can pursue an independent project.
Interns will be required to spend a minimum of 3-months in Trinidad,
with possibility of extension. There are potential start dates in August
2019 and every month thereafter until early 2020. We will cover
allÃ‚Â travel and living expenses and provide housing.
*Qualifications:* We seek interns who are entertaining the possibility
of pursuing graduate studies in some area of ecology and evolution and
who wish to gain some additional field research experience before doing
so.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Research will take place in semi-remote areas of Trinidad sometimes
under bad weather conditions. Applicants must be able to live and work
well with others. Research will involve carrying heavy packs over
slippery and steep terrain. Applicants must be in good physical
condition and be able to meet the demands of field research under these
conditions. Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle is
desirable but not required. Applicants with first-aid/first responder
training, skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills are
highly desirable. Please address these skills when applying.
Please see our website for more
information on the project and access to reprints.Be sure to check out
our video menu, which includes a Ã¢Â€Âœguppy censusesÃ¢Â€Â as submenu VII.It
details the main tasks associated with the internship.
Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Applicants should send cover letter, CV and the names and e-mail
addresses of three or more professional references to David Reznick
At least two of the references should be academics.