South Africa

Junior Research Assistant

Company Wilderness Safaris
Reference # APR01
Published 31/05/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Maun, North West, Botswana
Abu Private Reserve is a responsible luxury ecotourism company that exists to protect pristine wilderness areas and the flora and fauna that they support. We believe that in protecting these areas, and including the local communities in this process, we will make a difference to Africa and ultimately the world.

We are looking for a dynamic and energy packed suitable individual who are a self- motivated team players, and are dedicated and committed to providing excellent service within a high pressure environment. We wish to invite suitably qualified candidates to apply for the below positions.
Job Functions Academic,Administration,Data Analysis,Data Capturing,Data Management,Research
Industries Conservation,Research
A private organization is seeking one junior and one senior research assistant (RA) to study “The transition (reintegration) of semi-captive elephants into the Okavango Delta.”
•The effects of transition (reintegration) on stress levels on Elephants
•Social interactions and movement patterns of Elephants
•A relevant Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.5 GPA for the Junior Research Assistant
•Experience with wildlife research would be an advantage
•Willing to spend extended time in the bush
•Ability to work as a team and independently

Successful candidates will be offered the opportunity to progress to MPhil or PhD level through the Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana, upon satisfactory completion of 3-month trial period. Students will be funded for 2.5 years (MPhil) or 4 years (PhD), including university fees, stipend and field expenses. The Research Assistants will be expected to live full-time in a camp in the Okavango Delta, in a rich wildlife area. Remuneration during the RA trial period will be dependent on experience.

Job Closing Date 14/06/2021
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