Vacancy for field researcher on Marion Island (March 2024 – May 2025) –

Mouse impacts on invertebrates and plants

The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Pretoria is offering one suitably qualified candidate an opportunity to spend a year on Marion Island to measure various aspects of the impact of the house mouse on the diversity and function of the terrestrial ecosystems of Marion Island. This work will entail collecting baseline data, mostly on invertebrates and plants.



Read more about Marion Island and Overwintering Teams on the SANAP website

REQUIREMENTS (full list available in advertisement

 Minimum BSc (Hons) degree in an ecological field.  
 Experience of field work in rugged terrain is required. 
 Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, meticulous observation, note-taking 
and record-keeping abilities. 
 Experience of invertebrate and/or plant surveys.
 Computer literacy with experience in data management, statistical analysis (at least
one undergraduate statistics course) and report writing are required.

Applicants should submit their applications here.

South African applicants will receive priority. Please note that appointments will be contingent on availability of ship berths and funding.
For queries contact Prof Greve ( via email.

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