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Amazon Rainforest Research Assistant Opportunity

Organisation: University of Sheffield

Country: Brazil

Type: Agriculture & Forestry, Environment & Wildlife Conservation, Manual work & Construction

Amazon Rainforest Research Assistant Opportunity

We are looking for an enthusiastic research assistant to join our team of dedicated researchers at the University of Sheffield for our upcoming field trip to Brazil from the 13th of April to the 18th of July.

Our project has been running since 2015 and is based in Jamari National Forest, Brazil, where we are studying the impacts of selective logging on plant communities.  We aim to determine how logging intensity impacts the capacity of the forest to recover, in order to better manage and protect the world's most biodiverse and beautiful forests.

Role

The candidate will be involved in conducting forest inventories, plant identification, analysing soil samples and hemispherical canopy cover analysis and will receive training and instruction in all aspects.

Volunteers should be disciplined, responsible and enthusiastic.  This is a demanding position with long hours so candidates should be in good physical condition. A bachelor's degree and previous field experience is preferred but not required.

Stand out volunteers that go above and beyond and demonstrate active engagement on the practical and academic side of the project will be considered for co-publication

What is provided

Shared hotel accommodation, food, travel insurance, non-bar beverages and transport from Porto Velho to the site are all provided. Unfortunately, we cannot cover international flights to Porto Velho.

How to apply

If you are interested, please apply by emailing your CV and dates of availability. We will consider anyone that is available for at least 11 weeks of the period.

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