[MARMAM] Intern required - South African Bryde's whale project

Gwenith Penry gwenpenry at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 00:22:37 PDT 2013


*South African Bryde’s whale project, False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.
31 July – 23 August 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 us for a month of fieldwork in False Bay, Cape
Town from the 31 July to 23 August 2013. This will be our second season of
data collection for the year at this location. The selected candidate will
gain experience in all aspects of fieldwork including data collection
(photo-id, 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 the team. Candidates 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.  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<https://webmail.iziko.org.za/owa/redir.aspx?C=4CQawH0PQUGuddbZ7IpYWWZ9yvK_PtAIXlCcgns7BAFxTb08LuFclZkFUG58SIecyMYNlMduEiE.&URL=mailto%3agpenry%40iziko.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

Post Doctoral Researcher

Mammal Research Institute

University of Pretoria

+27 (0)72 817 7979

gpenry at iziko.org.za
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