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Fully Funded PhD

Fully Funded PhD Starting Sept 2024 

Combining genomic and ecological approaches to understand responses of bat assemblages to habitat degradation in Malawi.

We are currently looking for a PhD student to work on our project in Malawi.

Deadline to apply is 9th January 2024. 

 

Research Manager
 

Advertised 20/10/2023

Application Process:
Download an application pack

Download an application form


Email it to Emma Stone: 
els201@bath.ac.uk

please note: applications submitted without the form will not be considered

We are recruiting for a Research Manager to coordinate and manage all our research and conservation programmes and the team in Malawi across our field sites according to need. We are conducting a straw coloured project, slit faced bat tracking project, Mops urban bat project this coming year and need as much assistance as we can get!

 

The role includes harp trapping, mist netting, acoustic recording and roost surveying, and potentially radio tracking. This will require field work at night and in the day and the candidate must be willing to work and be based in remote environments and work according to demand.

The post offers an excellent opportunity for career development for a researcher who is interested in applied conservation biology, bats and human-wildlife conflict.

Package: We provide a $650 per month stipend (paid in local currency), accommodation, camp food when on site, visas and access to a project vehicle during your post. 

Application: If you are interested then download an application pack 

and the application form and email it to Emma Stone at els201@bath.ac.uk

Please note previous field survey experience of trapping bats is ESSENTIAL to this role, any candidates without bat field trapping experience will not be considered.

Research Assistant

Advertised 19/01/2024

Application Process:

Download application pack


Download an application form

Email it to Angelena Efstathiou angelena@africanbatconservation.org 


please note: applications submitted without the form will not be considered

ABC are recruiting for two Research Assistant to assist the team in all aspects of field research work. The role will mainly be based at the Urban Research Centre in Lilongwe, with time also spent across our field sites including Kuti Wildlife Reserve and Lake Malaw.

Work includes harp trapping, mist netting, acoustic recording and roost surveying.

We will provide accommodation and food during your contract with use of a project vehicle. 

 

The post will require field work at night and in the day and the candidate must be willing to work hard in challenging situations and be based in remote environments.

 

The post offers an excellent opportunity for career development for a researcher who is interested in applied conservation biology, bats and human-wildlife conflict.

If you are interested then download an application pack 

and also an application form and send it to angelena@africanbatconservation.org

(Advertised 19.01.2024. Closed when positions are filled)

ABC Project Internships 

Advertised 19/01/2024

Application Process:


Download an application form

Email it to Angelena Efstathiou angelena@africanbatconservation.org 


please note: applications submitted without the form will not be considered

ABC are recruiting for a voluntary Bat Team Intern to assist the team in all aspects of field research work mainly based at the Urban Research Centre based in Lilongwe, and across our field sites including Kuti Wildllife Reserve, and around Salima and Lake Malawi. Work includes harp trapping, mist netting, acoustic recording and roost surveying. As a voluntary positions, this in unpaid, however we will provide accommodation and food during your contract should you choose to stay at the camp.

 

This position is for Malawi residents only and for those with no prior experience in working with bats. The position is for 3 months and is aimed at those wishing to gain experience in bat research and conservation. For non Malawi residents wanting to do an internship with us, please see our volunteer page. 

The post will require field work at night and in the day and the candidate must be willing to work hard in challenging situations and be based in remote environments. The post offers an excellent opportunity for career development for a recent graduate or a researcher who is interested in gaining skills in applied conservation biology, bats and human-wildlife conflict.

If you are interested then download an application form and send it to angelena@africanbatconservation.org

(Closed when position is filled)

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WORKING WITH

THE

TEAM

Dominique Greeff

ABC Research Assistant

(2019 - 2020)

"I was provided every opportunity to learn about handling and other aspects of bat research. ABC has a high standard of ethical conduct and a thorough set of working guidelines, which sets an example for professional behaviour.

 

My time with ABC has definitely provided me with experience I can use in my career.  Malawi is a beautiful country, and I must say that I fell more deeply in love with it than I would have ever thought possible.

 

I also got to work with some amazing people during my time at ABC and I have made some of the best friends through this work. The passion, dedication, and determination that each of these people had inspired me to be the most authentic version of myself, to grow personally and professionally, and to spend as much time laughing as possible."

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