[MARMAM] RESEARCH ASSISTANT- Right Whale Habitat Studies

karen stamieszkin kstamieszkin at coastalstudies.org
Mon Sep 8 06:01:56 PDT 2008


Please note the CHANGE IN APPLICATION DEADLINE for the following position.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT- Right Whale Habitat Studies

The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS), a private, non-profit
research, conservation, and education organization based in Provincetown,
MA, is seeking a full-time Research Assistant for the 2009 winter/spring
season (Jan. 2 – May 15) of the Right Whale Habitat Studies Program.  The
successful candidate will play an integral role in the rapid assessment and
reporting of habitat characteristics that influence right whale distribution
in the Cape Cod Bay Critical Habitat.  Primary responsibilities include
extensive time at sea conducting zooplankton sampling, microscopic
identification and enumeration of zooplankton samples, right whale
behavioral studies and photo-ID, and database management/data entry.  Field
work will likely occur in harsh winter weather conditions.  Additional
duties may involve assisting with field and laboratory operation of a
Conductivity-Temperature-Depth profiler (CTD) and Optical Plankton Counter
(OPC), and with the downloading and analysis of cruise data.

Familiarity with the identification of Gulf of Maine zooplankton species is
highly preferred, but not required.  Experience with Microsoft Access and
Excel, GIS software and biological oceanography software/data management
techniques are preferred.  Candidates must have a relevant 4-year
college/university degree (B.A. or B.S.), should be highly motivated and
independent, and should have strong attention to detail; completion of a
Masters degree or equivalent experience is preferred.

This position provides housing and a monthly stipend of approximately $2450.

To learn more about PCCS and the Right Whale Habitat Studies Program, and to
read field notes from last year's season, visit www.coastalstudies.org.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume with
references to:

Karen Stamieszkin

Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies

5 Holway Ave.

Provincetown, MA 02657

kstamieszkin at coastalstudies.org

Email applications accepted.  Position open until October 1, 2008.
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