The Mpala Research Centre (MRC) in Laikipia County, Kenya seeks an experienced Summer Field Advisor to mentor 5-10 Princeton undergraduate students who will be conducting independent research and participating in internships at MRC in summer 2020. For student researchers, the Advisor will provide on-site support to supplement and operationalize the advice students receive from their Princeton faculty advisor and the MRC Executive Director. In addition, the Advisor will oversee aspects of Princeton student life including co-curricular programming, health and wellness, and response to crisis and conflict. Reporting to the HR/Administrator and consulting with the Executive Director as necessary, the Advisor will serve as the first point of contact for Princeton undergraduate students and a critical liaison to the Mpala staff on issues related to the students. The Advisor will be in residence at Mpala for roughly 10 weeks from mid-June to mid-August 2020.
This is a half-time appointment and the Advisor may pursue their own research or writing for the remainder of the time. This position would be well-suited for a postdoc or independent researcher.
Based on a 48,000 acre campus in Laikipia County, Kenya, MRC is one of the leading field-based research centers in Africa for the study of ecology, conservation, and human-wildlife co-existence. More about Mpala is available at www.mpala.org.
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