[MARMAM] Great Australian Bight Right Whale Study internship opportunity (6 weeks)

Alice Morrison alice.morrison3 at gmail.com
Fri May 10 18:03:43 PDT 2019


Great Australian Bight Right Whale Study
(Head of Bight, South Australia)


The Curtin University Great Australian Bight Right Whale Study (GABRWS) is
seeking a research intern for the 2019 season.

This study contributes to the long term monitoring of southern right whales
in the Great Australian Bight, South Australia, now in its 29th year.

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

Duties will include cliff based census of aggregation area, photo
identification, data entry and matching of photo ID to the long term
catalogue.

This position is available for 6 weeks: July 13 – September 1, 2019. We ask
that the intern is able to commit for the entire period.  Some time
commitment prior to the field season is also required for training and
project contribution.

This is an unpaid position and the successful applicant will be responsible
for transport costs to and from Perth, Western Australia where they will be
met and driven to the study site (two day drive).

Food, travel and accommodation expenses will be covered during the
internship fieldwork. 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:

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

- Marine mammal research background (preferred)

- Reliable, motivated, positive attitude

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

- Ability to work in a remote and isolated area

- Strong work ethic with the ability to work unsupervised

- Field research/survey experience

- Computer and written skills

- Fluent in English

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 alice.morrison3 at gmail.com by 5pm EST on 31 May
2019.

For further information on the study visit www.gabrightwhales.com or
https://www.facebook.com/southernrightwhales

For more information on Curtin University’s Centre for Marine Science and
Technology visit cmst.curtin.edu.au

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