[MARMAM] Great Australian Bight Right Whale Study Research Intern 2016

Rhianne Ward rhiward at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 17 19:43:23 PDT 2016

Great Australian Bight Right Whale Study Research Intern 2016

Curtin University, Centre for Marine Science and Technology 


The Curtin University Great Australian Bight Right Whale Study (GABRWS) is
seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to assist as a research
intern during the 2016 season.  

This position is available for 6 weeks: July 15 - August 31 2016. We ask
that intern is able to commit for the entire period.


This study contributes to the long term monitoring of southern right whales
in the Great Australian Bight, South Australia, now in its 26th year.

Duties will include cliff based census of aggregation area, photo
identification, data entry, matching of photo ID to the long term catalogue.
There may also be opportunity for involvement in underwater acoustics
program and theodolite behavioural study.


Work is completed at the Head of Bight, in the Great Australian Bight South
Australia. This area is remote and isolated with limited resources. 


This is an unpaid position and you will be responsible for the cost of your
own transport to and from Ceduna, South Australia. Flights arrive daily to
Ceduna from Adelaide, where you will be met and driven to the study site
(approx. 3.5 hour drive).  

Food, travel and accommodation expenses will be covered during the

Accommodation is very basic and includes shared kitchen/living/office space
and a private room in the form of a converted sea container with bed, shower
and toilet.


Required skills:

-        Reliable, motivated, positive attitude

-        Ability to work and live closely with others as part of a small

-        Strong work ethic with the ability to work unsupervised

-        Undergraduate degree in marine biology/conservation biology or a
related major (honours preferred)

-        Field research/survey experience

-        Computer and written skills 

-        Fluent in English

-      GIS (preferred)

-      Theodolite operation and  data analysis (preferred)

-      Marine mammal research background (preferred)


Preference will be given to individuals with experience in right whale photo
identification and matching, although this is not essential and training
will be provided.


To apply please send a CV with reference and cover letter (no more than 1
single sided A4 page) to rhiward at hotmail.com <mailto:rhiward at hotmail.com> 

For further information on the study visit www.gabrightwhales.com
<http://www.gabrightwhales.com>  or www.facebook.com/GABRWS/

For more information on Curtin University's Centre for Marine Science and
Technology visit cmst.curtin.edu.au <http://cmst.curtin.edu.au> 


Thanks, The GABRWS Team


Rhianne Ward
PhD Candidate | Centre for Marine Science and Technology

Curtin University
Kent St, Bentley WA 6102

Email |  <mailto:rhiward at hotmail.com> rhiward at hotmail.com

Project Web |   <http://www.gabrightwhales.com> www.gabrightwhales.com

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