The Center for North American Herpetology
11 February 2009
FIELD ASSISTANT NEEDED FOR IGUANA STUDY
When: Approximately 28 April to 15 June & 7 August to 17 September 2009
Where: Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies
Description: A field assistant is needed for a natural history study of the Lesser Antillean
Iguana (Iguana delicatissima) on the island of Dominica. The majority of fieldwork involves capturing and processing iguanas, and radio tracking over difficult and steep terrain.
Shared housing (with PI), food, and a living stipend ($500/month) will be provided.
Depending on location of embarkation, travel costs may be reimbursed.
Qualifications: Experience with radio telemetry and lizard handling preferred, but not
required. Must enjoy working outdoors and be motivated, hardworking, good-natured, and able to work well with others. Applicants must be in good physical condition and willing to work in hot and humid
climate while walking up very steep slopes. The applicant must be able to work independently and drive a manual (shift gear) car. Personal health insurance is required.
To apply: Email a letter of interest, resume or CV, and contact information for two references to:
Dr. Charles Knapp
Center for Conservation and Research for Endangered Species
Zoological Society of San Diego
Please put FIELD ASSISTANT in the subject line. Review of applications will continue until
the position is filled.