Short-term Research Assistant in Conservation focused Study

Short-term research assistant position in conservation focused study


An opportunity has arisen for an undergraduate/post-graduate student or recent graduate to join a research trip in Northern Vietnam in collaboration with Imperial College London, Fauna & Flora International and the Center for Plant Conservation in Vietnam from the 30/05/2018 – 05/07/2018.

The research is focused on understanding the trade in certain botanical goods in Northern Vietnam. The focal genus currently receives relatively little research attention - yet are facing enormous threats to their long-term survival. This horizon scanning project is an important step in enabling more evidence-based decisions to be made about the conservation of this important genus.

The successful candidate will gain valuable field research experience and collaborate with a number of institutions in the facilitation of the study. The successful candidate will also be recognised as a named collaborator on any papers submitted to journal articles for publication.

The research will be based in Hanoi, with extended trips to at least 2 field sites. The data collection will include household surveys and interviews, and translation services will be required.

What is provided by the project

  • A stipend of 15,000,000 VND to be paid to the research assistant.
  • Return transport from Hanoi to the field sites.
  • Accommodation at the field sites and in Hanoi (if candidate is not normally resident there).

Essential Skills

  • Good written and oral skills in both Vietnamese and English.
  • Good translation skills.
  • Ability to commit to 5 weeks full time work, sometimes outside normal working hours as the need arises.

Preferred Skills

  • Previous experience in social research techniques.
  • Interest in conservation, the wildlife trade and/or horticulture.

To apply please e-mail [email protected] with the following before the 23/05/2018

  • Your name and contact details (including skype name),
  • A short CV (in English),
  • A short paragraph explaining why you are the right candidate for this research position and what skills you can bring to the role (in English).
Job Details
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Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2018-05-23