Researcher

APOPO is currently seeking an inquisitive and motivated researcher to join our team conducting basic and applied behavioral research relevant to the scent detection abilities of the African giant pouched rat (Cricetomys ansorgei).

Who are we?

APOPO is an award-winning global non-profit organization that applies rat scent detection technology to address global social issues, namely training rats to sniff out landmines and tuberculosis (TB). APOPO’s training and research headquarters are situated in partnership with the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania.

What are we looking for?

APOPO is currently seeking inquisitive and motivated researchers to join our team conducting basic and applied behavioral research relevant to the scent detection abilities of the African Giant Pouched Rat (Cricetomys ansorgei).

Candidates should hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, biology, anthropology, or a related field.

Keen attention to detail and a solid track record of original scientific research are required. Candidates with prior experience examining olfactory learning or discrimination behavior in rodents are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will work closely with APOPO’s training and innovation teams at our headquarters in Morogoro, Tanzania where opportunities for research related to our ongoing operations in landmine and TB detection also exist.

Key Responsibilities

-        Conduct behavioral research with African giant pouched rats;

-        Research and develop new scent detection applications;

-        Support and collaborate with APOPO’s landmine and TB-detection programs and management teams;

-        Prepare and submit scientific manuscripts for publication and grant proposals to secure research funding;

-        Build local capacity through mentoring and conducting skills training seminars

Please join APOPO’s dynamic international team and help us make a difference! Send your CV, motivation letter, and contact information for three references to the following link, no later than November 27, 2020.

We regret to inform that due to the number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

To submit your CV and statement of motivation please click the button below.

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