[MARMAM] Field Assistant Opportunity July through December

Stefanie Gazda stefanie.gazda at gmail.com
Sat May 17 08:45:50 PDT 2008


Field Assistant Opportunity:

2 field assistants are needed for fieldwork for a PhD student's dissertation
from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in dolphin feeding behavior.
The field season will run for approximately 6 months, from July through mid
December. Research will take place in Cedar Key, Florida, 3 hours north of
Tampa and 60 miles west of Gainesville.
Assistants will be expected to work on a boat 6 to 7 days per week, for up
to 10 hours at a time. Typical weather conditions in summer include 95
degree heat, very high humidity, and no breezes. Fall and winter are cooler.
Prior experience working on dolphins and habitats, as well as acoustics, is
preferred but not required. Those with no experience should demonstrate
their willingness to learn.

This is not a paid position. Assistants will have the option to obtain their
own housing and food in Cedar Key, however, if they choose to stay with the
PI, food will be paid for and housing will run approximately $150 per month
per assistant. Opportunities for part-time work in tourist-related positions
in Cedar Key may be available to assistants—however it is their
responsibility to obtain those jobs and assistants must make the field work
a priority.

Priority will be given to applicants who can stay for the duration—however
in the case that adequate assistants can be found for the entire fall, it
may be possible to accept applicants who can only participate in part of the
field season. A minimum commitment of one month is required.
Please send an email of inquiry to stefanie.gazda at gmail.com with the subject
line as "Field assistants for 2008".  Be specific about how much time you
can commit to. A more in depth description of the position and its
requirements will be emailed out—at that time candidates who are still
interested should email their CV and informative cover letter to the above
email address.

-Stefanie Gazda
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