[MARMAM] Job Posting: Head of Marine Mammal Research and Research Assistant

Patrice Hostetter p.hostetter at archipelago.gr
Mon Jun 29 23:53:31 PDT 2020

Dear All,

Please find information about two open positions of Head of Marine Mammal
Research and Research Assistant at Archipelagos Institute of Marine

*Head of Marine Mammal Research and Research Assistant*



Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is looking for a “Head of
Marine Mammal Research” and “Research Assistant” to join us as soon as
possible (July)at our research bases, located in the NE Aegean islands.The
goal of the Archipelagos’ Marine Mammal Research Team is to monitor the
regional status of marine mammal and sea turtle populations and their
habitats in the Aegean, an area where data relating to these species is
largely deficient. By gathering data on species populations and their
respective threats, the research team works to fill these knowledge-gaps,
identifying critical habitats that are especially susceptible to human and
environmental impacts. The primary role of the Head of Marine Mammal
Research will be coordinating research projects, leading surveys, training
and guiding interns, and general base management. The primary role of the
Assistant will be to support the Marine Mammal Supervisors. The position
will be open until filled.


•          *For **Head of Marine Mammal Research*: A Master’s degree in
marine biology or related field; + preferably 2 or more years of marine
mammal research experience.

*For Assistant*: a Bachelor’s degree in a marine biology-related field.

•          Managing and training students and volunteers and demonstrated
leadership, supervision, and team-building skills.

•          Knowledge of methods of data collection and principles and
techniques of research and analysis, in particular: bioacoustics technics,
P-ID, behaviour, GIS, data analysis and modelling.

•          Previous experience in research conservation projects and field
surveys on marine mammals.

•          Able to conduct fieldwork in all weather conditions and be
comfortable to spend a long time on a research vessel.

•          Excellent verbal and written English communication skills and
good computer skills.

•          Ability to write scientific reports and papers.

•          Work during weekends and holidays when required.

•          Driving license.


Experience in field research projects on marine mammal, boat-based survey,
bioacoustics and GIS.


Lipsi and Samos Islands, Greece.

*We offer:*

*For **Head of Marine Mammal Research:* salary according to the experience,
accommodation and full board.

*For Assistant*: accommodation and full board


Please submit a current resume (maximum 5 pages), list of three references,
and a cover letter expressing your interest to info at archipelago.gr

*Patrice Hostetter*
*Head of Marine Mammal Research*
*MSc in Marine Biology & Ecology*

*Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation*
*www.archipelago.gr <http://www.archipelago.gr/>*

Marine Research Base:

P.O. Box 42, Pythagorio, Samos 83103, Greece

Telephone: +30 22730 61191 Fax: +30 22730 37533
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