Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Amazon River Turtle Movement Ecologist

State University of New York, College of Environmental Conservation and Forestry
Amapá, Brazil
Closing Date
9 June 2018

A river turtle movement ecologist is needed to deliver a robust assessment of river turtle movements, use of space, and occupancy along 370 km of rivers in the Brazilian State of Amapá. Using state of the art GPS telemetry integrated with sophisticated spatial analyses the ideal candidate will be able to provide insight necessary to develop effective options for species conservation and sustainable development along Amazon rivers threatened by hydroelectric expansion and gold mining. Further project details available from myturtlebrazil.wixsite.com/whereismyturtle.

This position offers a monthly salary of up to R$ 2,200.00 (depending on candidate experience and qualification). This is a fixed term 12 month contract, with the possibility of extension (depending on performance and funding availability). The start date (negotiable) is 15 June 2018.


  • Must enjoy conducting field work (2 – 6 week expeditions) in uncomfortable (hot and humid) tropical conditions.
  • Previous experience of river turtle monitoring and captures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will also demonstrate:
  • The ability to work well with others and develop effective solutions to meet deadlines and challenges.
  • Previous experience with geostatistical analyses, distribution modelling, and/or occupancy modelling.

To Apply

Email CV to myturtlebrazil [at] gmail.com. The application deadline is 9 June 2018.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by email before 12 June 2018. If you do not receive an email by this date you were unfortunately unsuccessful this time.

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