Fynbos Dissertation Supervisor and Lecturer

Operation Wallacea

South Africa

Volunteer • Full Time

www.opwall.com heather.gilbert@opwall.ac.uk Heather Gilbert

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology, environmental education

Closing date: Thursday, 30th April 2020  

Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes across 13 countries worldwide.

We are currently recruiting for a dissertation supervisor and lecturer to work on our Fynbos research projects in a private Big-5 reserve in the Western Cape. The candidate will be responsible for supervising up to nine dissertation students in the field, ensuring high-quality field data. The candidate will also deliver the fynbos and African ecology lecture series and overseeing fieldwork activities and data handling. The main research methods include broad-scale habitat mapping, fynbos and grass identification, large mammal surveys, and camera trapping surveys. This is ideal for an early-career ecologist eager to get lecturing and supervision experience.

In return, successful applicants receive full accommodation and food onsite, potential current and future research opportunities, networking and skills development, flight bursaries for more experienced scientists, and of course the opportunity to contribute towards long-term conservation efforts.

The positions will be filled as and when we find suitable candidates so if you are interested please apply as soon as you can to give yourself the best chance. The positions do involve working with minors so if successful you will be asked to complete a background check.

To apply, visit: jobs.opwall.com/job/fynbos-dissertation-supervisor-and-lecturer

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