[MARMAM] Marine Mammal Ecologist position, Wellington, New Zealand

Leigh Torres torr3 at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 25 22:53:57 PST 2013

Marine Mammal Ecologist – Wellington - NIWA

is New Zealand's leading environmental science research institute and the key
provider of atmospheric, freshwater and marine research and consultancy
services. We wish to appoint talented and enthusiastic marine mammal researcher
with demonstrated quantitative skills to lead a cetacean habitat use modelling
project based upon existing sightings data. This project is funded by a
combination of internal and external funds and will require establishing strong
working relationships with external stakeholders. 
will also work closely with a team undertaking research on the population
demographics, foraging ecology, migrations and distribution of a variety of
marine megafauna, with a particular focus on the relationships between key
species, their environment and human activities. In addition, you will undertake
consultancy work for government agencies and commercial entities, develop new research
opportunities and prepare funding proposals. Regular and timely publication of
high quality scientific reports and papers is expected.
a PhD in marine ecology or biology and at least two years post-graduate
experience in quantitative marine mammal ecology, you will have a demonstrated
knowledge and understanding of analysis of sightings, locations, and
distribution data, habitat use modelling, marine mammal ecology, and environmental
drivers of and threats to threatened cetacean populations, and experience in
designing and carrying out field campaigns in remote locations. Your ability to
communicate complex matters to both technical and general audiences will
ideally be backed by a strong publication record and history of oral
presentations and scientific reporting.
We provide an excellent work environment, offer
competitive remuneration and benefits, and an attractive waterfront location at
Greta Point.
A job description, online applications and further
information about NIWA can be found at https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/niwa/niwa-jobs

Applications close on 5 January 2014.
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