Field Biologist - Clouded Leopard - WWF Malaysia, North Ulu Segama

WWF-Malaysia is a national, non-profit organisation that works to conserve nature and the protection of the environment. To achieve this, we seek qualified individuals to fill these new, exciting and challenging positions in our organisation.

Position, Field Biologist - Clouded Leopard
Work Location, North Ulu Segama
Posting Date, Saturday, February 25, 2012

To coordinate the field data collection and the implementation of monitoring programme on clouded leopards; its distribution, density, ecology and habitat through a) Camera trapping, b) Night surveys, and c) Line transects

To investigate the habitat condition, vegetation classification and identify which habitat type that is highly used by clouded leopard.

To identify the food sources of clouded leopards. 

To map the study area using a GPS & GIS. This includes finding old logging roads, skid-trails and so on, and to identify possible good spots for camera placement.

To develop database for photo and data analysis as for the communication materials – include current approach and case studies on how the project addresses the conservation problems

A bachelor degree in any of the related fields (i.e. Zoology, Wildlife Management, Conservation Biology, Biology) from a recognised university.

At least two (2) years experience, including direct experience of biological or environmental fieldwork. Experience and knowledge of wildlife species research work would be an advantage.

Commitment on the issues of wildlife conservation in Sabah.

Excellent writing and speaking skills in English. Able to converse in Bahasa Malaysia is a requirement. 

Must be able to work with minimal supervision, both in the field and in the office environment
Must be computer literate and have the ability to use appropriate technology and software including Bio-statistical tools for presentation to partners, stakeholders and potential donors.

Excellent leadership, diplomatic and interpersonal skills.

Having organisational and management skills would be preferred

Deadline 18Mar 2012