[MARMAM] Falklands Employment & Volunteer Internship Opportunities - Reminder

Grant Munro munro at horizon.co.fk
Thu Aug 25 13:42:48 PDT 2016


A final reminder of the current opportunities within the South Atlantic
Research Institute (SAERI) in the Falkland Islands for; 

 

·         x1 Field Science Officer, and 

·         x2 Volunteer Intern Placements 

 

Applications are sought by Monday 29th August 2016

 

Full details have been posted previously and abbreviated details are
supplied below.

 

Cetacean Field Science Project Officer – Falkland Islands

SAERI is seeking to recruit a Cetacean Field Science Officer to work within
the two-year research project “Dolphins of the kelp: Data priorities for
Falklands’ inshore cetaceans”.

The post is for an initial period of 12-months commencing in October 2016, a
further 6-month extension beyond this may be negotiated.

The Field Science Officer will work under the supervision of the Project
Manager but will be responsible for the delivery of several components of
the project under their guidance.

The Field Science Officer will contribute to day-to-day operations and
reporting; they will be responsible for field equipment maintenance,
volunteer organisation and training, and some fieldwork logistics; they will
participate in public outreach, helping with design, conducting and leading
some fieldwork, data entry, analyses, and write-up, with the potential to
lead on a scientific publication. 

Further Information & Applications

The salary will be within Falkland Islands Government (FIG) salary range H1
commencing at £18,000, increasing based upon experience and qualifications. 

The package will include airfares for the post holder at the beginning and
end of contract and favourable income tax rates. Subsidised accommodation
may also be available as part of the negotiated salary package dependent
upon experience and qualifications.

For more information, a detailed job description and application form, in
the first instance please contact;

Contact:                               Tara Pelembe
(tpelembe at env.institute.ac.fk )

Contact:                               Dr Marina Costa
(mcosta at env.institute.ac.fk )

Application forms marked “SAERI Cetacean Field Science Officer” should be
submitted by e-mail to FIG Human Resources Department, Cable Cottage,
Stanley no later than 16:00 UTC Monday 29th August 2016.

Application Date:             16:00 UTC Monday 29th August 2016.

Name:                                  Megan Middleton

E-mail:                                  recruitment at falklands.gov.fk for
international overseas applications

E-mail:                                  mmiddleton at sec.gov.fk for local
Falkland Island applications

 

Submitted by, Grant Munro ( <mailto:munro at horizon.co.fk>
munro at horizon.co.fk)

 

 

X2 Volunteer Internship Opportunities

 

SAERI is offering two volunteer internship positions to assist with summer
field work as part of the research project “Dolphins of the kelp: Data
priorities for Falklands’ inshore cetaceans”.

 

Applications are currently sought for the first summer field season from 01
Nov 2016 to 31 March 2017 approx.  Applications will preferably be
considered from interns who are available for the entire five month
placement period. This is an unpaid position, but assistance with flight
costs and living expenses will be provided. 

 

The internship positions are ideally suited to a graduate or a Masters
post-graduate seeking to develop experience and field research skills and to
apply previously gained theoretical knowledge in a practical environment.

 

Interns will participate and be mentored in a range of field-based cetacean
research techniques including;

·         Island-wide boat-based surveys to determine the distribution and
abundance of cetaceans in the inshore waters of the Falkland Islands;

·         Focal, small boat surveys to collect photographic identification
data and information on habitat use of Commerson’s dolphins and Peale’s
dolphins;

·         Data processing including image processing, cataloguing and
database entry;

·         Passive Acoustic Monitoring using moored C-Pods;

·         Biopsy dart sampling for genetic analysis;

·         General field work planning and equipment maintenance;

About the Internships

The positions are un-salaried. However;

·         Funding is available to assist with return flight costs to the
Falkland Islands.

·         Accommodation and basic subsistence costs in the Falkland Islands
will be met by the project.

·         Essential fieldwork equipment (boat-suits, etc) will be provided
by the project.

Interns need to be able to cover all costs incurred from additional expenses
such as entertainment, sightseeing, personal spend etc.

 

Contacts and Further Information

For more information, a detailed description and application form please
contact: Zoe James (officemanager at env.institute.ac.fk) 

 

For job specific detail please contact: Dr Marina Costa
(mcosta at env.institute.ac.fk) or Tara Pelembe (tpelembe at env.institute.ac.fk).

 

 

Submitted by, Grant Munro ( <mailto:munro at horizon.co.fk>
munro at horizon.co.fk)

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