[MARMAM] Temporary Field Assistant required for summer 2009 cetacean research project in the north-eastern and mid-Atlantic

Lacey, Claire clacey at ifaw.org
Tue Jan 27 04:53:53 PST 2009

Please could you post the following:
Temporary Field Assistant required for summer 2009 cetacean research
project in the north-eastern and mid-Atlantic.

IFAW's Song of the Whale research team is seeking experienced and
enthusiastic individual(s) to join the team as temporary field work
assistant(s) during a project in the north-eastern and mid-Atlantic
during the summer of 2009. Working in close collaboration with other
research groups, the project will take place during summer 2009,
beginning in May, and will primarily focus on detecting beaked whales
with passive acoustics, although other cetaceans will be
documented/recorded too. The project will be conducted from IFAW's
dedicated sailing research vessel, Song of the Whale. SOTW is a 22 m
long, purpose-built sailing research vessel with accommodation for 10.
Experience in boat-based field work on cetaceans, particularly acoustic
research is required as is familiarity with the use of computers. The
team onboard will be made up of IFAW staff, visiting scientists and
volunteers/student interns. For further information about the SOTW team
and projects please see www.ifaw.org/sotw <http://www.ifaw.org/sotw>  .
Specific information about life on board for interns is also posted on
the website. Availability for all or part of the project will be
considered for the right candidate(s). Reasonable travel expenses and
board and lodging onboard the boat will be provided and a small weekly
allowance may also be available. 

Please email a letter of interest and CV, outlining your previous
experience, why you think you should be considered for the post and your
availability between May and October to the following email address
sotwteam at ifaw.org <mailto:sotwteam at ifaw.org>  by the 24th of February
2009. A member of the SOTW team will be at the ECS in Istanbul, please
indicate in your email whether you are attending the ECS and we may be
able to arrange a meeting.  

Claire Lacey
Programme Assistant
Song of the Whale team
International Fund for Animal Welfare
clacey at ifaw.org

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