[MARMAM] Volunteer Elephant Seal Reseach Assistants for Winter 2010/2011 on Southeast Farallon Island, CA

Russell Bradley rbradley at prbo.org
Thu Jun 17 15:48:03 PDT 2010


VOLUNTEER ELEPHANT SEAL RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (3-4) needed for winter 2010/2011 on Southeast Farallon Island, 28 miles west of San Francisco, California.  RAs will work on PRBO Conservation Science's long term demographic studies of breeding Northern Elephant Seals, conducting surveys, tagging, and resighting seals. Other biological work to be conducted includes monitoring of an endemic salamander population, Burrowing Owl surveys and telemetry, and migrant bird surveys. RAs also contribute to the upkeep and maintenance of the research station.  RAs will work full-time, 7 days a week, with a variable schedule that includes long days and night work. Some field work requires rigorous physical activity including strenuous hiking and climbing. Applicants should enjoy working independently with a high level of responsibility in field work and data entry as well as working frequently with a partner or team.  Preference will be given to applicants with a degree in biology or related field and prior ecological research experience.  Enthusiasm for field work in windy, cold conditions is essential.  The ability to coexist on a small, isolated island with the same crew for several months is essential.  Positions are available from December 3rd, 2010 to March 12th, 2011 with a minimum 8-week commitment. However, strong preference will be given to applicants who can work this entire period. We provide great food and island housing.  Transportation to boat in San Francisco not provided.  More information can be found at www.prbo.org. Please send a cover letter explaining interests and dates of availability, resume, and names, email addresses, and phone numbers of 3 references to Russ Bradley (rbradley AT prbo.org), Farallon Program Manager, PRBO Conservation Science, 3820 Cypress Drive #11, Petaluma, CA, 94954. Email applications are preferred. Applications accepted until 31 August 2010 but early applications will be evaluated when they are received and positions may be filled long before the deadline.


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Russell Bradley, M.Sc.
Farallon Program Manager
PRBO Conservation Science
3820 Cypress Drive #11
Petaluma, CA 94954
Tel: 707-781-2555 ext. 314
Fax: 707-765-1685
www.prbo.org<http://www.prbo.org>


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