[MARMAM] Field Assistant Opportunity April through August 2010, Cedar Key Florida

Stefanie Gazda stefanie.gazda at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 15:51:55 PDT 2009

Field Assistant Opportunity:

2 field assistants are needed for fieldwork for a PhD student's
dissertation from the University of Massachusetts in dolphin feeding
behavior, niche specialization, and predator-prey stable isotope and
fatty acid studies.

The field season will run for approximately 5 months, from April
through August, pending final funding. Research will take place in
Cedar Key, Florida, 3 hours north of Tampa and 60 miles west of

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.

Prior experience working on dolphins and habitats (photo ID, biopsy
darting) 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. Housing is available with the
PI, in this case assistants may be asked to contribute $75 per month
towards food. More details are available.

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 will be given to applicants who can stay for the duration-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 2010".  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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