Unusual Animal Career Opportunity: Peruvian Jungle

I haven’t posted any animal career info in a while. Blogging is a hobby but in 2008 this blog will include animal career posts and some of the other regular content updates. It will also be moved to the index page.

Anyway, for those of you who are dreaming of cool opportunities, these two just came across my desk:

Call for volunteers to work in the Peruvian Amazon

The project “Disease rates of wild and domestic animals of the
Peruvian Amazon” is looking for volunteers (veterinarians,
biologists, etc.) interested in participating in field activities in
remote communities of southeastern Peru, supervising the collection
of biological material from wild and domestic animals. The selected
candidate will work with previously trained hunters and will be in
charge of maintaining biological samples and sending them to a local

The selected candidate must speak Spanish, be comfortable working
independently in remote and rustic conditions, have good
communication skills with people from different levels, from hunters
to scientists, and cover all travel, food, and lodging costs, which
are very low locally.

The project offers the possibility to use part of the data for a
thesis or publication, in a topic that should be previously discussed
with the project coordinators (themes related with diseases, hunting,
or others).

If you qualify, please contact Renata Leite Pitman and Pedro Mayor
until the end of November 2007 for more details:
renata.leite (insert at) duke.edu and
mayorpedro (insert at)hotmail.com

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