This collaborative project combines anthropological methods and insights with conservation strategy, and would be ideal for a candidate looking to straddle both academia and conservation or related fields (e.g. sustainability, policy, science communications). Its aims are:

  1. to build up an in-depth ethnographic understanding, based on long-term fieldwork, of the wider socio-cultural, political, economic, religious and legal contexts in which human-orangutan conflict and orangutan killing occur;
  2. to draw on this knowledge to formulate new conservation strategies for working with local communities and mitigating the problems of human-orangutan conflict and orangutan killing.

The successful candidate should hold a good first degree in anthropology or a related discipline. Experience of or an interest in working beyond academia, e.g. in conservation or with NGOs, is desirable. He/she should also be highly motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Application deadline: April 28.

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