[MARMAM] Volunteer field helpers - Marine mammals research

Liste ESRG liste_esrg at eleseal.org
Tue May 3 13:14:15 PDT 2011

PROJECT: Long term study of southern elephant seals breeding biology

POSITION: Volunteer (unpaid) field helper

DURATION: 3 months, early September to early December 2011

PLACE: Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands, Southern Atlantic

Various volunteer field helpers are required for the 2011 field 
season of a long term project on southern elephant seals (Mirounga 
leonina) carried out by the Elephant Seal Research Group. The field 
work site is Sea Lion Island (Falkland Islands). More details on the 
project are available on the research team web site: www.eleseal.org.

Successful applicants will receive adequate training and will help 
with tagging, marking, counts, behavioral observations, handling of 
pups, and collection of biological samples. Volunteers will be 
supervised by the PIs and/or by trained technicians. Previous 
experience of field work is appreciated but not essential. The field 
season runs for approximately 3 months, from the beginning of 
September to the beginning of December. Only applicants who can stay 
for the whole season can be taken into consideration. Applicants 
should pay all expenses required to get to the field work site, and 
telephone/Internet expenses while at Sea Lion Island. Accommodation 
and food will be provided by the ESRG. Accommodation at Sea Lion 
Island is rather basic and self-catering. Applicants will be required 
to work for the whole length of the day, seven days per week (with 
half day per week of rest). The work is physically demanding, and it 
is often carried out in rather bad weather conditions. People without 
a good tolerance to cold are discouraged to apply. The island is a 
wonderful place with a rich and tame wildlife.

To apply please send a cover letter describing your interest in the 
position and a CV or resume to Filippo Galimberti at 
fil_esrg at eleseal.org, and copy to fil_esrg at prodigy.net.mx. Contact 
information for one or more references is appreciated but not essential.


The ESRG team

Filippo Galimberti, PhD
Elephant Seal Research Group
fil_esrg at eleseal.org

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