[MARMAM] Chesapeake DolphinWatch seeks part-time volunteer in Maryland, USA

Testa, Jamie jctesta at umces.edu
Thu Aug 29 13:33:32 PDT 2019

We are currently searching for a Volunteer Research Assistant to assist
with a citizen scientist project called Chesapeake DolphinWatch (
www.umces.edu/dolphinwatch) at the University of Maryland Center for
Environmental Science (UMCES), Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) in
Solomons, Maryland, U.S.A. This position is for approximately 20 hours per
week for 3 months with the possibility of extension. Duties will include
dolphin data verification, data analysis, managing app software, hydrophone
retrievals and deployments, and interacting with citizen scientists via
email and social media. The project involves the use of C-POD click
detectors therefore experience with these devices, or similar types, will
be preferable. Applicants should be familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Experience with working with citizen scientists, marine mammals, and sound
analysis is desirable. The ability to format and analyze data in Excel or
the R software package and perform GIS mapping is also preferable. For more
details, please contact the project coordinator, Jamie Testa (
jctesta at umces.edu). Minimum requirement is a B.S. degree with at least 3
months research experience. This volunteer position is unpaid. Anticipated
start date is 20 September 2019. Applications should include a cover
letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references
(including email and phone) to be received by 7 September 2019 by email to
dolphinwatchcb at umces.edu with CDW-VOL in the subject line.

*Jamie C. Testa*

Chesapeake DolphinWatch Project Coordinator
<https://chesapeakedolphinwatch.org/> & Research Assistant

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

jctesta at umces.edu

Pronouns: she, her, hers
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