2022 Rainforest Science and Conservation Fellowship in eDNA Monitoring – Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Agency
Osa Conservation
Location
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Job Category
Fellowships & Scholarships
Salary
n/a
Start Date
03/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
02/07/2022
Website
https://osaconservation.org/opportunities/edna-fellowship/
Description
eDNA Monitoring Research Fellowship Explore the role of eDNA in wildlife monitoring in Costa Rica’s tropical rainforest. This fellow will execute innovative eDNA trials for wildlife of conservation concern, including the endangered and endemic Golfo Dulce Poison Dart Frog. . You will work alongside Osa Conservation’s team of wildlife biologists including Eleanor Flatt, Dr. Carolina Pinto and Paulina Rodriguez, and Amphibian eDNA specialist - Torrey Rodgers. Develop skills, attain on-the-ground experience, and lead cutting-edge trials to advance this developing field. Each fellowship is valued at $12,000 and the 6-month fellowship starts in March 2021; the exact start date is flexible (earlier start dates will be given preference). The fellowship provides funding for: 6-months of room and board, including 3 meals/day Equipment and supplies needed to complete fellowship activities International travel to Costa Rica and domestic travel to the OCC Monthly stipend to provide for personal expenses Health and accident insurance while at OCC 6-month visa and all permits to conduct research
Qualifications
We are seeking innovative and ambitious early career scientists and graduate level students who are interested in researching the next big topics in tropical ecology, restoration, and conservation; and the best ways to tell the story of habitat and biodiversity conservation. If you want to live and work at our Osa Conservation Campus for 6 months in the heart of Osa Peninsula’s rainforest, in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific region, then we want you to apply. Applying is easy! Please send your CV, a 1-page research proposal, and a short video* explaining why you are the best person for the fellowship (maximum 2 minutes) to Eleanor Flatt [eleanorflatt@osaconservation.org]. Please include “eDNA Monitoring Research Fellowship in the subject line. Deadline to apply is 7 February, 2022 *Make sure the security settings on your video allow anyone with the file to access and share it.
Contact Person
Eleanor Flatt
Contact eMail
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