[MARMAM] Whale Watch Research Position

whalemuseum whalemuseum at coa.edu
Tue Feb 27 10:44:33 PST 2007

Research Assistant /Deckhand Position 

Allied Whale, the marine mammal research lab of the College of the Atlantic located in Bar Harbor, Maine, seeks research assistants for the 2007 summer field season. The RA’s will assist in part with research and data collection on our long term population studies of humpback and finback whales, and work as a paid deckhand aboard a local whale watch boat. Research responsibilities include photo-identification of whales and data collection/entry. Deckhand responsibilities include line handling, vessel cleaning, and passenger safety. Training will be provided. 

The applicant should have a college background in biology and/or zoology. Some knowledge of research methods is an advantage. Knowledge of marine mammals and seabirds is an asset. Previous experience in photography (conventional and digital) is helpful but not required. Applicants must be positive, flexible, able to work independently, and resistant to sea-sickness. 

This is an entry level research position designed to offer experience for individuals seeking to develop their professional careers in marine mammal research. 
The position begins June 1st and applicants must be able to work through Oct with no other commitments, excluding COA schoolwork. 

Hours will vary depending on schedules and provided housing is mandatory for a fee. 
Application deadline is March 23rd. 

Please send a cover letter detailing your reasons for applying, a resume, and two or more letters of reference/recommendation to: 

Whale Watch R/A Apps 
Allied Whale 
105 Eden St. 
Bar Harbor, Maine, 04609 
Or e-mail to the following two addresses: 
Toby Stephenson at Stepper3 at verizon.net, and 
Kaitlin Allen at Jessica_K._Allen at umit.maine.edu 

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