[MARMAM] RESEARCHERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE MONTENEGRO DOLPHIN PROJECT

Elisa Gaggioli gaggioli.elisa at gmail.com
Thu Jul 27 01:15:52 PDT 2017


*Researcher and Volunteer Supervisor needed for the Montenegro Dolphin
Project (South Adriatic Sea)*

The Montenegro Dolphin Project is a scientific project born from the
partnership between the Marine Mammals Research Association (DMAD) and the
Natural History Association of Montenegro. Our study is the first long term
research study of marine mammals in Montenegrin coastal waters. We aim to
address questions about marine mammal abundance, distribution and behavior,
define critical habitats and investigate the impact of major threats. Our
wider attention focuses on the promotion and implementation of awareness
initiatives targeted at the local community, particularly youth.

*RESEARCHER*
This is an extremely valuable opportunity for master graduates with
experience in the cetacean research field. The RESEARCHER will be
responsible on data analysis, scientific report and manuscript writings.
The commitment is minimum 6 months.

*Requirements for Researcher*

-True interest for marine conservation, self-motivation, maturity and
ability to work responsibly;

-Ability to cohabit in a dynamic and multicultural environment;

-Respect for the organization's rules and willingness to follow standards
and procedures;

-Proven experience of working effectively as part of a team;

-Fluent English (both spoken and written) and good communication skills;
-High computer literacy and willingness to learn new software applications
-Proven experience on scientific report and manuscript writing.
-At least 2 published scientific papers
-High knowledge in statistic and modeling
-Proven experience on cetacean field techniques (theodolite operation,
photo-identification, behaviour sampling)

*VOLUNTEER SUPERVISOR*
Volunteer supervisor will deal with a wide array of topics, including to
coordinate the volunteers weekly schedule, supervising the data entry and
maintaining the database, preparing weekly reports, solving any minor
problems that can arise, perform other duties when it is needed. Volunteer
supervisor will work under project coordinator and she/he will be
responsible that everything runs as fluent as possible. The position is
open for bachelor/master graduates. The commitment is minimum 6 months.
*Requirements for Volunteer Supervisor*

-True interest for marine conservation, self-motivation, maturity and
ability to work responsibly;

-Ability to cohabit in a dynamic and multicultural environment;

-Respect for the organization's rules and willingness to follow standards
and procedures;

-Proven experience of working effectively as part of a team;

-Fluent English (both spoken and written) and good communication skills;
-Proven experience on cetacean field techniques
-Proven experience of previous team supervising
-Good excel skills


*FIELD WORK AND RESPONSIBILITIES*

-Performing land-based surveys at least three times a week, including
sunrise and sunset hours;

-Performing boat-based surveys at least once a week: boat surveys can be
long and often tiring, so you are expected to feel comfortable on board and
prepared to handle motion sickness.

-Collecting dolphins sighting and behavior data, as well as environmental
and anthropogenic data;

-Operating theodolite and managing its software Pythagoras;

-Data entry and analysis;

-Cataloging and matching individuals of target species for photo-ID studies
via Discovery software;

-Raising stakeholder awareness.

For both of the positions, the accommodation will be covered with some
allowance. Applicants are responsible for their transportation to/from
Montenegro, meals, insurance (all participants should have health and/or
travel insurance) and personal expenses.

*HOW TO APPLY*
Email your CV and cover letter with the position you are interested in the
title to info at dmad.org.tr and akkayaaylinn at gmail.com, explaining why you
are the perfect asset for our team and which goals you hope to achieve with
us!

Both of the position needs to be filled as soon as possible,

If you wish to have more info about our work and get to know us better
follow our websites:

*www.montenegrodolphinproject. org
<http://www.montenegrodolphinproject.org/>*

*www.dmad.org.tr <http://www.dmad.org.tr/>*

Facebook page:
*www.facebook.com/ DMADforNature/ <http://www.facebook.com/DMADforNature/>*

*Dr. Aylin Akkaya Baş*
*Research Coordinator*
*Deniz Memelileri Araştırma Derneği (DMAD)*
*Marine Mammals Research Association*
*+90 5337739867 <+90%20533%20773%2098%2067>*
*info at dmad.org.tr <info at dmad.org.tr>*
*www.dmad.org.tr <http://www.dmad.org.tr/>*
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