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Jobs and Internships

October 15, 2012

Avail Now | Part-time Nutrition Research
Jan/Feb 2013 | Internship with the Hippo Research Project in East Africa

Avail Now | Part-time Nutrition Research


I am a local Registered Dietitian looking for the right candidate to assist me in
researching specific nutrition topics related to cancer.

Preferred qualifications:
1) Student of Dietetics or Nutritional Sciences.
2) Able to efficiently navigate through Medline/other research sites to obtain
peer- reviewed articles.
3) Have 2-4 hours per week to devote to research projects.
4) Have an interest in nutrition and cancer and would find this work enjoyable.

Will pay $12/hr. If interested please contact Stephanie @ 415-683-8178 or email


Jan/Feb 2013 | Internship with the Hippo Research Project in East Africa

Seeking applications from qualified candidates (BS or higher) to help manage field activities for a research project aimed at investigating how the common hippopotamus links ecological processes in watersheds to those in terrestrial ecosystems. The project is directed by researchers in UC Berkeley's ESPM and IB departments. This is a full-time 1 year placement working at remote field sites in Kenya and Tanzania. Candidates available for start in Jan/Feb 2013 are preferred. This is a volunteer position - travel and basic living expenses are paid. Research assistant will be based at Mpala Research Station but will be called upon to lead operations from other temporary research camps. Work schedules can be demanding and erratic. Responsibilities for the position are diverse and include: managing project databases, conducting vegetation surveys, collecting samples for isotopic analysis, processing soils, processing camera trap databases, assisting with animal tracking, monitoring river flow, doing water chemistry analysis, maintaining project vehicles and equipment, and managing research staff.

Experience working outdoors, working in remote settings, driving in developing countries, and doing field research is preferred. Background in environmental science is necessary – with preference given to candidates with training and interest in ecology and biogeochemistry. Candidates on trajectories towards graduate study in science or careers in ecological research preferred.

To apply please send CV with GPA, names and contact information for 3 references, and a one paragraph statement of interest in the position. Send materials to: Douglas McCauley: