Primate Habituation Specialist Position

FPI is seeking to hire a small team that will help habituate tamarin groups to behavioral follows. This project will take place at our field site in Southeastern Peru. Our focus will be on one or two emperor tamarin groups (Saguinus imperator), which have been part of our long-term studies.  It is possible that another group may be added as well.
Project Details:
  • This project will operate during the months of January and February 2022 (6-8 weeks of work).
  • These positions are completely funded (travel, accommodation, and a daily stipend).
  • Telemetry experience and experience conducting primate follows is absolutely crucial.
  • This team will be expected to conduct full-day primate follows in the Amazon Rainforest.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have worked with these research subjects before.

To Apply:

  • Send a letter to info[at] confirming your availability and making your case for the position.
  • Abridge any CVs/resumes to the length of one page or less.   
  • Apply by November 1st, 2021

About Us:

  • Field Projects International (FPI) is a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation based in California dedicated to the study and conservation of tropical ecosystems through hands-on training in field research and innovation in conservation technology. FPI’s primary research efforts are concentrated in the Neotropics, with scientific and conservation training workshops that take place at multiple international field sites including North America, Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia. FPI is the coordinator of the In Situ Laboratory initiative that aims to empower local scientists and community leaders in habitat countries with modern wildlife population monitoring and pathogen surveillance tools.
  • Field Projects International is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws