[MARMAM] Job/MSc announcement

Rogan, Emer e.rogan at ucc.ie
Tue Feb 14 11:02:30 PST 2006

Research Assistant/MSc opportunity
Pinniped research

We have recently received funding from the Irish Marine Institute to examine
habitat use, movement and diet of common seals (Phoca vitulina vitulina)
along the south coast of Ireland.  We are currently looking to recruit a
research assistant to help us with this project.  The RA will have
particular responsibility for the diet component of the project and it is
envisaged that this work will lead to an MSc.  

Job description
The successful candidate will be required to help out on boat-based
photo-identification and tagging fieldwork along with collecting scats from
a number of sites and participating in recovery and post-mortem examination
of stranded or bycaught seals for stomach content analysis and fatty acid
sampling.  The candidate will be required to carry out the diet analysis and
write up this section as an MSc.  

	*	A basic knowledge of dietary analysis 
	*	The ability to work on own initiative and as part of a wider
research group
	*	The ability to communicate and work well, particularly with
the fishing industry
	*	Full driving licence 
	*	Small boat handling skills preferable
	*	A third level qualification in biological sciences 

Duration and Salary
Duration is 20 months. Salary is EUR 23,500pa and MSc fees will be covered
(European students).  Starting date ideally March 2006. 

Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae & the
names of two referees.  Please send to: 
Dr Emer Rogan,
Dept. Zoology, Ecology & Plant Science, 
University College, 
Distillery Fields, 
North Mall, 

Further details may be obtained from  Emer Rogan (Email: E.Rogan at ucc.ie) or
Michelle Cronin (Michelle.Cronin at ucc.ie)

Closing date for applications:  20th February 2006

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