The PhD candidate will spend around 20 months (divided into 2-4 periods), at field sites in Sumatra and Borneo, Indonesia. The candidate will conduct cognitive tests as well as collect detailed behavioral data following our established data collection protocols.
We seek a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate with field work experience in similar conditions. Experience with collecting and analyzing great ape experimental and/ or behavioral data is required. We can only consider applicants with a MSc degree in Biology, Psychology, or a related field. Our research is highly collaborative, and we seek a team player who values the importance of long-term research projects. The PhD candidate should be ready to live with limited personal space and be highly respectful about cultural differences. The days in the forest are long and exhausting and it takes a high level of physical fitness as well as a lot of perseverance to collect accurate data and conduct field experiments under these conditions. Good observation skills, an eye for detail, patience and creative problem-solving skills are a must for this project.