[MARMAM] South African Bryde's whale project - internship

Gwen Penry gpenry at iziko.org.za
Tue Feb 5 05:31:33 PST 2013

South African Bryde’s whale project. False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. 22 April – 19 May 2013.

The South African Bryde’s whale project, administered through the University of Pretoria’s Mammal Research Institute (MRI), is looking for a motivated individual to join our small team for a month of fieldwork in False Bay, Cape Town from the 22 April to 19 May 2013 (dates may vary slightly). The selected candidate will gain experience in all aspects of fieldwork including data collection (photo-identification, biopsy sampling, data recording and entry, handling genetic samples), boat and equipment maintenance and the sharing of communal duties. The candidate must be relatively fit and strong (able to lift a minimum of 25kg), able to withstand long days at sea on our 6m RIB and be a willing team participant.  Previous experience with marine mammal work is not essential however he/she must show a keen desire to learn and be part of all aspects of the work. Applicants with a BSc in biological sciences and experience with a digital SLR camera will be preferred.

The intern will be required to join the project for the duration of the fieldwork period (4 weeks).  The cost of the internship is; Euro 1 200 or US$ 1 600, excluding flights to Cape Town.
Interested persons should please send their CV to Dr Gwenith Penry, gpenry at iziko.org.za<mailto:gpenry at iziko.org.za>, and provide a short paragraph outlining why they would like to join our team and what they hope to gain from the experience. Further information about the project (background to the work, travel logistics, what to bring etc) will then be provided.

Kind regards

Gwenith Penry
Postdoctoral Researcher
Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria
Email: gpenry at iziko.org.za<mailto:gpenry at iziko.org.za>

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