Foundation seeks young researcher

The International NGO, The Itgel Foundation seeks a young Mongolian researcher to assist us in ongoing research on the disease Brucellosis in the Tsaatan community.  See below for more information and details provided by the Itgel Foundation.

The Itgel Foundation
1243 Arroyo Chico Dr, Boulder, Colorado 80302
Tel: (303) 241-4411
URL: www.itgel.org

Background:
The Itgel Foundation is an international NGO committed to protecting
Mongolia's cultural and environmental legacy through grassroots
projects. Our primary project, The Reindeer Life Project, is a dynamic
endeavor that works with the Tsaatan reindeer herders of Hovsgol on
veterinary, socio-economic, bio-medical, and reindeer-husbandry
related initiatives. Since 2002, we have been providing veterinary
exchanges and treatment, training programs, strategic herd and range
management consultations, and fostering programs that support
sustainable economic development in the community.

Among our most critical work is our research and mitigation program
associated with the disease Brucellosis. For the past two years we
have worked with leading Mongolian institutions and international
partners to test, type, and eradicate this disease from the Tsaatan
community, which affects both humans and reindeer. Currently, we are
seeking the participation of a young Mongolian researcher to assist us
in our quest to understand and eliminate this disease.

We are seeking applicants who would be interested in participating in
The Itgel Foundation's field research this summer and fall. Research
would occur between August and October 2006.

Requirements:
Applicants must be under the age of 30, and have a background in
veterinary medicine, human medicine, biology, animal science, nursing,
or a related field. Applicants enrolled in a university program at the
undergraduate or graduate level are preferred. Applicant must be
prepared to submit a proposal of research on the topic of Brucellosis

in the Tsaatan community to be undertaken this summer/fall in
partnership with The Itgel Foundation. Research can focus on
Brucellosis from a human or animal approach, and must compliment
Itgel's goal of revitalizing and supporting the Tsaatan community.

Compensation:
Applicant will receive a cash research stipend in support of research.
Amount will be determined based on experience and proposed research.

To Apply:
Please submit an E mail to The Itgel Foundation at research@itgel.org
stating your background and qualifications, area of interest, dates of
availability, and any experience working with the Tsaatan community.
Qualified applicants will be contacted to submit a full proposal soon
after initial inquires are received.

Thank you for forwarding this listing to any interested parties.

Many Thanks,
Morgan Keay

Ms. Morgan Keay
Executive Director, The Itgel Foundation
1243 Arroyo Chico Dr, Boulder, Colorado 80302
Tel: (303) 241-4411
URL: www.itgel.org

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