[MARMAM] INTERN COORDINATOR AT THE BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN SPAIN

Bruno Diaz Lopez bruno at thebdri.com
Tue Aug 18 01:28:47 PDT 2015


The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute (BDRI) <http://www.thebdri.com/>, is a marine science centre dedicated to promote the conservation of marine mammal species and their habitat through education and research. On behalf of the BDRI, I am pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the following:
INTERN COORDINATOR along the North-western coast of Spain. 
This position is responsible for assisting the BDRI biologists in the running of the "Marine Mammals Research Project in Galician waters"  <http://www.thebdri.com/research/projects.html/> " and coordinating the project interns. 
The project is based in O Grove, North-western coast of Spain, and offers the participants the chance to work during many steps of the field research and data analysis. The main purpose of this program is to contribute towards a more detailed understanding of the ecology and behaviour of bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises, with a focus on ethology, social structure, habitat use and communication. Furthermore, as the Galician coastline is known for frequent strandings of various marine mammals species, the BDRI is part of an important network for rescue and data collection from these stranded animals. 
Start Date: January 2016      End Date: October 31st 2016 (start and end dates could be flexible)
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
*    Assisting the BDRI's biologists in all phases of the research and organization.*    Coordinate between the Chief Biologist/Director and the project interns - in charge of the intern shared house.*    Assisting the BDRI's biologists in intern basic training of land- and boat based surveys, photo ID studies, Database entry, Bioacoustical analysis, GIS and more.*    Undertaking a personal research project supervised by the Chief Biologist / Director - research topic will be chosen according to BDRI requirements and applicants' interests.
Requirements:
An academic background in biology, veterinary or natural science, coupled with motivation, willingness to work hard and interest in marine mammals research make the most qualified individuals. The successful applicant is expected to have a BSc degree (or higher) and able to demonstrate previous experience in marine mammal research. 
The preferred candidate should have a proven track record as a team player as the project will involve working closely with other researchers but also must be able to supervise small groups of people as they will be coordinating up to 8 interns. They must also be self-motivated with the drive and determination to work independently and responsibly. There will be one day off per week. 
This post brings the opportunity to be trained by the BDRI' Chief Biologist and to submit work for scientific publication at the end of the year.
This position is unpaid but accommodation in the intern shared house will be covered. Successful applicants will be responsible for their own transportation expenses to and from the research centre in O Grove, Galicia, Spain.
To apply:
Send a cover letter, resume and recommendation letters by email to: info at thebdri.comPlease specify BDRI INTERN COORDINATOR into your subject title.
For more information about BDRI's research and conservation work, please visit www.thebdri.com and our Facebook page.
Deadline: 18th November 2015. Interviews (via Skype) will be arranged for selected candidates after this deadline. Applicants will be notified of the outcomes by the 1st December 2015.
Regards,
Bruno Diaz LopezChief Biologist and DirectorBottlenose Dolphin Research Institute (BDRI)Av. Beiramar 192, O Grove CP. 36980Pontevedra-Spaintel. 00 34 605 521441<www.thebdri.com>
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