[MARMAM] Internship available in Auckland, New Zealand

Gabriela de Tezanos Pinto g.tezanospinto at auckland.ac.nz
Fri Oct 14 18:03:19 PDT 2005


Available Internship: Photo-identification and population genetics of 
bottlenose dolphins in New Zealand.

I am currently seeking an experienced intern to work with, at the Molecular 
Ecology and Evolution Laboratory at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  
The position entails assisting with the catalogue of bottlenose dolphins 
(Tursiops truncatus) from Northland waters and related fieldworks.  The 
placement shall run for 6 to 9 weeks commencing 1st February 2006 (although a 
long-term assistant is preferred, short-term periods may be discussed). The 
position involves a variety of tasks including assisting during fieldwork 
trips (for photo-identification and biopsy sampling), sorting, labelling and 
data entry.  The successful candidate should have photo-identification and 
boat handling experience and good motivation to collaborate with land-based 
tasks. 

The successful candidate should arrange their own accommodation in Auckland, 
living expenses and travel costs. Visas will be the responsibility of the 
candidate as well. There is no monetary compensation for this position.

Ideally the candidate should have:

•	Experience with marine mammal photo-identification
•	Experience with boat handling 
•	Good English language skills - must be fluent both written
and spoken
•	Motivated and able to work well independently
•	A team player with good communication skills

Applicants should apply by mail to: GABRIELA DE TEZANOS PINTO at the following 
address.  Please include a CV, intention letter and 2 references.

Gabriela de Tezanos Pinto
Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour Group
School of Biological Sciences
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand.


More info about the project can be found at 
http://www.sbs.auckland.ac.nz/research/popgenevol/baker/projects/bottlenosedolp
hins.htm



Gabriela de Tezanos Pinto
PhD Candidate
Population Genetics & Evolution Lab
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019, Auckland
New Zealand
http://www.sbs.auckland.ac.nz/research/popgenevol/baker/gabriella.htm
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