[MARMAM] EXCITING CETACEAN RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FROM THE UK TO THE MEDITERRANEAN

John Arnott (BDRP) john.arnott at biscay-dolphin.org.uk
Tue May 20 03:31:37 PDT 2008


Marinelife/Biscay Dolphin Research Programme is looking to support a marine sciences student or similar for an exciting new research project monitoring cetaceans from the UK to the Mediterranean area on a quarterly basis.



The appointee will be proficient in cetacean observation and identification from big ships as well as oceanic sea bird identification. Working on board large ships in all weather conditions, the researcher will be carrying out an effort based cetacean survey using a tried and tested scientific methodology. Each voyage will last for approximately 34 days.

 

Good communication, IT and organisational skills are essential as well as good sea legs! Enthusiasm and willingness to work in a conscientious and responsible manner is also important. This is a fantastic opportunity for a student wishing to carry out long-term extensive cetacean research.

 

Accommodation/food on the ship is provided. 

 

Key Requirements

ESSENTIAL

Ability to cope with all weather conditions at sea 

Experience of cetacean observation & identification from large vessels 

Good communication skills 

Good IT skills 

Good organisational skills 

Flexible availability

 

PREFERABLE

Experience of carrying out effort based surveys

Experience of oceanic seabird observation & identification from large vessels 

Easy access to the east coast of the UK 

Access to own transport 

 

To apply for this position, please send a CV including photograph (for ship's security purposes) to: 

 

Emma Webb 

Marinelife Community & Operations Officer Marinelife/Biscay Dolphin Research Programme 

9 Stour Walk 

Colchester 

Essex 

CO4 3UX 

Or email to: emma.webb at biscay­-dolphin.org.uk 




PLEASE QUOTE REFERENCE MED/052008 IN ALL CORRESPONDENCE

 

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 30th MAY 2008
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