Amphibian Research Assistant Positions In Kumasi, Ghana

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana seeks three undergraduate research assistants to assist in the collection of vital data on the biology and ecology of amphibians, as part of its Wewe River Amphibian Project (K-WRAP). The project is in collaboration with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Wildlife Department, and is funded by the UK-based Rufford Foundation. The project goes from June 2017 to April 2018. This is a volunteer position in which SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana will cover the successful applicant’s project expenses. Collected data will also form part of successful applicants’ undergraduate thesis. Prior to taking up the position, a three-month training will be given on amphibian monitoring protocols including taxonomy, systematics and data collection.

Deadline for submission of application documents (refer to ‘How to apply’ section below) is 9th June 2017.

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Frog researchers from the SAVE THE FROGS! KNUST chapter.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Executive Assistant


Do you love frogs and want to learn first hand how nonprofit organizations are managed, while meeting lots of new contacts in the amphibian conservation world and providing significant assistance to your favorite frog-saving charity?

  • Are you are organized, responsible, and dependable?
  • Do you have basic technology skills and a willingness to learn what you don’t yet know?
  • Do you have a solid internet connection?
  • Do you have four hours per week to volunteer over the next three months?

If you answered YES! to all those questions, then you should consider applying to be an Executive Assistant for SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger.

If chosen as the successful applicant, you will assist Dr. Kriger on a variety of tasks that can be done from your home computer from anywhere in the world. You will learn many new skills and have a much more in-depth understanding of amphibian conservation and the multitude of ways one can save the frogs and the planet.

“You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.”
— Robert F. Kennedy

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Western Spadefoot (Pelobates cultripes) photo taken by Dr. Kerry Kriger west of Salamanca, Spain.

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SAVE THE FROGS! has officially opened its first international branch, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, based in Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa. Africa is fraught with both social and environmental problems, and Ghana is an excellent location from which to initiate SAVE THE FROGS! programs that we plan to spread far and wide across the African continent. … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana

E.E. Williams Graduate Student $1,000 Grant

The E. E. Williams Research Grant Committee is now accepting applications for the Herpetologists’ League E.E. Williams Graduate Student Grant for graduate research (full announcement attached). These awards are named in honor of the late Ernest E. Williams, the first Distinguished Herpetologist of The Herpetologists’ League. We are soliciting proposals from graduate students from any country … Continue reading E.E. Williams Graduate Student $1,000 Grant

Wetland Amphibian Conservation Job in Iowa

Position Title: M.S. Assistantship (wetland amphibian conservation) Agency/Location: Iowa State University, Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Ames, IA Responsibilities: Conduct research on conservation of amphibians in agricultural landscapes. The study will be carried out under the direction of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey-Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Iowa … Continue reading Wetland Amphibian Conservation Job in Iowa

POSTDOC Opening: Disease Ecology & Tropical Amphibian Conservation

A postdoctoral position is available in lab of Dr. Karen Lips, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park. Creative and enthusiastic candidates are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral Scientist position working at the intersection of disease ecology and amphibian conservation in the neotropics. Dr. Lips is working on a variety of projects related … Continue reading POSTDOC Opening: Disease Ecology & Tropical Amphibian Conservation

Job Opening – North Carolina Salamanders

NEWS RELEASE The Center for North American Herpetology Lawrence, Kansas 4 March 2009 SALAMANDER SEASONAL TECHNICIAN Agency: Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources Location: Southwestern North Carolina Job Description: A seasonal field technician is needed for research investigating headwater stream community ecology in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Field work will involve capturing, … Continue reading Job Opening – North Carolina Salamanders

Job Opening: Amphibian Research – Eastern USA – USGS

NEWS RELEASE The Center for North American Herpetology Lawrence, Kansas 17 February 2009 Job Announcement BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (AMPHIBIANS) GS-0404-08 USGS PATUXENT WILDLIFE RESEARCH CENTER The USGS Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative Northeast program will be hiring a full time biological science technician to support research in amphibian populations in the northeastern United States. … Continue reading Job Opening: Amphibian Research – Eastern USA – USGS