Career Opportunity /  30 May 2024

Elephant Collective Behaviour Project - Principal Investigator

Save the Elephants is seeking a Principal Investigator for our Elephant Collective Behaviour Project. This role will spearhead research initiatives using cutting-edge video analysis tools to study elephant group dynamics. 

Deadline: 30 May 2024 - 0 days
Samburu National Reserve - Kenya

The position involves working closely with our Long-Term Monitoring Team, skilled Drone Pilots, and a network of global researchers to deliver impactful scientific insights.Save the Elephants is seeking a Principal Investigator for our Elephant Collective Behaviour Project.  

The PI will spearhead research initiatives using cutting-edge video analysis tools to study elephant group dynamics. The position involves working closely with our Long-Term Monitoring Team, skilled Drone Pilots, and a network of global researchers to deliver impactful scientific insights.  

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement detailed work programs for the project.
  • Manage field data collection, storage, and analysis in collaboration with our scientific and field teams.
  • Provide regular updates and communicate findings through high-impact, peer-reviewed publications.
  • Lead a diverse team, fostering an environment of creativity and rigorous scientific inquiry.

 

Who You Are:

  • You hold a PhD or Master's degree in Behavioural Science or a related field.
  • You have experience with video-based research and/or machine learning.
  • Your academic career includes a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • You are adept at managing complex projects and can thrive under challenging field conditions.

 

Why Join Us:

  • Work in the stunning Samburu National Reserve with accommodations in a well-equipped research camp.
  • Enjoy a collaborative atmosphere with ample support and resources including dedicated drone technology.
  • Competitive salary with comprehensive field support and 27 days of annual leave.
  • Opportunities for career growth and ongoing professional development.
     

Application deadline 30th May 2024

Send your CV and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and motivation to join our team to [email protected].

Join us in safeguarding the future of elephants through ground-breaking research and dedicated conservation efforts.

More details here: https://www.savetheelephants.org/about-ste/careers/principal-investigator/