The Kalahari Mole-Rat Project run by the University of Cambridge (UK) is
> looking for several volunteer research assistants to carry out exciting
> experiments with captive Damaraland mole-rats, cooperatively breeding
> subterranean rodents, at the Kuruman River Reserve in the South African
> Kalahari Desert.
> Our research broadly investigates the influence of genes, hormones,
> breeding and social factors on individual developmental, growth,
> behaviours and ageing.
> This position is particularly suited, but not exclusively, for people
> aiming to carry on their academic education or hold a management position
> in a research project. Successful applicants can expect to gain invaluable
> experience in animal handling procedures and in conducting and managing
> experiments.
> They will also gain database skills (MySQL) and will be provided with
> the opportunity to work on a personal analysis project. Costs of food
> and accommodation while at the project will be covered. A contribution
> towards travel costs will be made (300 Euros/Year) Applicants should
> be available for a period of 6 to 12 months, starting February-May
> 2020. They should be hardworking, enthusiastic, physically fit, and
> prepared for long hours in the laboratory. Successful applicants will be
> responsible to run experiments and will be involved in data collection
> (behavioural observations, collection of biological samples), data
> editing and animal handling.
> If you are interested in this position send your CV and cover letter
> stating your availability to Shortlisted
> applicants will be invited for a Skype interview.
> Deadline: 28th February 2020 (spontaneous applications beyond this date
> are welcome)
> Philippe Vullioud <>