[MARMAM] Field assistant opportunity in dolphin feeding behavior

g_tgisburne at umassd.edu g_tgisburne at umassd.edu
Thu Oct 30 10:01:53 PDT 2008


Job Description: 3 field assistants are needed for a project in bottlenose
dolphin strand-feeding behavior in Bull Creek, South Carolina.  Bull Creek
is a Spartina marsh system, part of Calibogue Sound estuary located west
of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  Successful applicants will help
with data collection and entry and photo-identification.  The field season
will run approximately 6 months, from March through the end of August. 
Priority will be given to applicants who can stay for the entire season,
but it may be possible to accept applicants who can only participate in
part of the field season. A minimum commitment of two months is required. 
Housing will be provided near study site with PI.

Qualifications: Assistants will be expected to work on a boat 6 to 7 days
per week, for up to 6 hours at a time.  Assistants should be hardworking,
flexible, easy-going, work well in a team, and willing to work early
morning.  Preference will be given to assistants who have prior experience
working on dolphins, photo-identification, or boating.  To apply please
send the following: (1) cover letter describing your interest in the
position, (2) CV or resume and (3) contact information for 2 references to
Teresa Gisburne at g_tgisburne at umassd.edu.

Teresa Gisburne
Masters Graduate Student
Department of Biology
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Rd.
North Dartmouth, MA 02747





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