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Job title: Undergraduate research assistant
Position type: On Campus Student Employment

Position title: Undergraduate research assistant

Title: Reviewing management actions to reduce conflict with carnivores

Organization: The Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence (CHCC), an academic institution housed at Colorado State University, is focused on integrating transformative science, education, and outreach to minimize conflict and facilitate coexistence between humans and carnivores. Find out more about the CHCC here:

Description: We are looking for two motivated and hard-working students to help conduct a systematic review of conservation actions that affect human tolerance for carnivores around the world, organize camera trapping datasets, and investigate how to produce outreach materials on research products. The individual will work under the supervision of the Ph.D. students Cassandre Venumière-Lefebvre and Matt Hyde.

Context: The research project is at the intersection between wildlife conservation and social sciences. It is funded by the Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence, an interdisciplinary group of ecologists, economists, policy scientists, social scientists, and more. The intern should approach this project with an open mind and, if not already familiar with social science concepts, be ready to read and think about what human attitudes, beliefs, behaviors mean and how they relate to wildlife conservation.
Gained skills: The intern will gain an understanding of social science concepts (e.g., social conflict, tolerance, attitudes), skills in data management and, if desired, in statistical analysis and scientific writing.

Ideal candidates should:
• Enjoy reading scientific publications
• Be attentive to detail, organized and rigorous
• Be interested in human dimensions of wildlife conservation
• If interested in the data analysis part, a basic familiarity with R is preferred

Time commitment: About 8-15 hours/week during the Fall 2023 semester.

Pay rate: $15/hour

Start date: 9/22/2023

How to apply: 
Please send a current resume/CV to Cassandre Venumière-Lefebvre ( and Matt Hyde ( by September 18th, 2023.

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CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.

Colorado State University may conduct background checks on all final candidates.