Principal Investigator

Join Us at the Forefront of Wildlife Conservation Research

Position: Principal Investigator
Project: Elephant Collective Behaviour
Location: Samburu National Reserve, northern Kenya
Contract Term: 1 year, renewable
Application Deadline: 30th May 2024
Remuneration: Competitive

About Us:

We are a leading research and conservation organization dedicated to advancing the understanding of elephant behaviour through innovative scientific methods. Our collaborative environment integrates a 30 year study of elephant lives based on individual recognition, with advanced technologies such as AI and drone videography. This offers a dynamic workspace for pioneering research and allied conservation efforts.

The Role:

As the Principal Investigator for the Elephant Collective Behaviour Project, you will spearhead research initiatives using cutting-edge video analysis tools to study elephant group dynamics. This position involves working closely with our Long-Term Monitoring Team, skilled Drone Pilots, and a network of global researchers to deliver impactful scientific insights.


  • Develop and implement detailed work programs for the project.
  • Manage field data collection, storage, and analysis in collaboration with our scientific and field teams.
  • Provide regular updates and communicate findings through high-impact, peer-reviewed publications.
  • Lead a diverse team, fostering an environment of creativity and rigorous scientific inquiry.

Who You Are:

  • You hold a PhD or Master’s degree in Behavioural Science or a related field.
  • You have experience with video-based research and/or machine learning.
  • Your academic career includes a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • You are adept at managing complex projects and can thrive under challenging field conditions.

Why Join Us:

  • Work in the stunning Samburu National Reserve with accommodations in a well-equipped research camp.
  • Enjoy a collaborative atmosphere with ample support and resources including dedicated drone technology.
  • Competitive salary with comprehensive field support and 27 days of annual leave.
  • Opportunities for career growth and ongoing professional development.

Apply Now:

Ready to make a significant impact in elephant conservation? Send your CV and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and motivation to join our team to [email protected]. Join us in safeguarding the future of elephants through ground-breaking research and dedicated conservation efforts.