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Lab Manager, Gombe Chimpanzee Research Project

25 June 2014 Jobs

Hiring Organization:
Jane Goodall Institute Research Center, Duke University

Application Deadline:
July 15, 2014

Position Description:
The lab of Dr. Anne Pusey at Duke University is seeking a lab manager to oversee data entry and organization for the Gombe chimpanzee research project. The Jane Goodall Institute Research Center at Duke University is home to behavioral data, photographs, and video footage from Gombe National Park, Tanzania, the longest-running chimpanzee field site in the world.
Main responsibilities will include:
• Performing data organization, entry, and cleaning tasks as needed
• Helping to recruit new students for data entry
• Training of students on data entry procedures
• Overseeing and troubleshooting data entry
• Error checking of data in Access database and on Excel sheets
• Cataloging and processing incoming paper data sheets
• Organizing lab meetings
• Maintaining and adding content to our website (gombechimpanzees.org)
• Cataloging and tagging media files (images, videos)
Additional responsibilities, depending on skills and qualifications, may include the preparation of data summaries, assisting in data extraction and/or analyses, or optimizing web site design.

Qualifications/Experience:
The ideal candidate possesses a background and/or interest in behavioral ecology, anthropology, animal behavior, or related fields, excellent attention to detail, familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Access, and some prior project management experience. Familiarity with Wordpress and CSS/PHP coding for website work is highly desirable.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Dr. Steffen Foerster (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and arrange for two letters of reference to be emailed to the same address by the application deadline.

Salary/funding:
To be determined

Term of Appointment:
September 2014, for two years, with the possibility to extend

Contact Information:
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Durham, NC 27708
USA

Website:
http://www.gombechimpanzees.org

E-mail Address:
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