Field assistants required for cobra spatial-ecology project at the Sakaerat Environmental Research Station, North-east Thailand. Assistants will primarily radio track Monocled and Indochinese Spitting Cobras within and around Sakaerat Biosphere Reserve. Although rewarding this is physically demanding work and the suitable applicant must be willing to work long hours in warm, humid conditions. Excellent opportunity to gain practical field experience with tropical reptiles in a dynamic team of researchers. Food and accommodation provided*
Volunteers MUST cover their own flights and health insurance for the duration of their stay. Volunteer duties include: – Radio tracking Monocled and Indochinese Spitting Cobras – Writing weekly summaries and assisting with data processing – Communicating with local villagers in a friendly and non-intrusive manner – Building, checking and maintaining drift fences and traps for live capture – Processing camera trap data – Processing snakes Additional tasks include assisting with outreach, environmental education, writing blog updates and more.
Requirements: – Minimum age 21 (exemptions for outstanding candidates) – Experience with outdoor work (manual labour) – Volunteers must be fit (able to walk more than 10 km/day) – Interest in biodiversity (Previous field research experience an advantage) – Commitment of 6 months or more (Exception if can contribute towards costs) – Snake handling experience advantageous. – ArcGIS or similar, Program R and extended knowledge of Excel an exciting opportunity advantage. We encourage Thai nationals/speakers to apply regardless of experience.
In order offer free food and accommodation, we require a minimum of 6-month commitment. Nevertheless, we welcome all applicants and are happy to discuss short term placements. These will, however, incur a charge to cover resources including food and accommodation.
To Apply: Please send your CV and cover letter stating your earliest available start dates to Curtis Radcliffe