[MARMAM] 2021 Fin Whale Project on the coast of Barcelona

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Fri Jan 1 03:27:48 PST 2021

*2021 Fin Whale Project on the coast of Barcelona**

*EDMAKTUB is offering a position and looking for research trainee 

EDMAKTUB Association is a non-profit organization studying fin whale 
presence and behaviour, since 2013; and the conditions why fin whales 
come in great number to feed on the coast between Barcelona and 
Tarragona, norteastern Spain. Not only whales but also many other 
species of cetaceans, sea birds, fish and sea turtles visit the area 
from mid-February to mid-June. EDMAKTUB collects information about their 
presence and behavior, as well as biological and oceanographic data.

You can find more information here: 

In order to complete its research team for the 2021 season, EDMAKTUB is 
looking for two types of collaborators: 1) Researcher (one paid 
position), 2) Research Assistants (training program). You will find the 
description and requirements of each position below.

1) RESEARCHER - Graduates (minimum) in biology, veterinary, marine 
sciences and other fields related to the study of cetaceans and the 
oceanic conditions. excellent scientific writing skills.

Number of positions available: 1

Collaborating period: 3 to 4 months (with a possible extension)

Physical presence: Mid February 2021   (Virtual contact: as soon as 

*Salary* based on experience but with a low fix and extra variable 
depending on results. Acomodation will be included

Tasks to be undertaken:

•Preparation and participation in the 2021 marine surveys of the Fin 
Whale Project. Researchers need to be based in Vilanova i la Geltrú 
(Barcelona, Spain) from mid-February to mid-June

• Coordination of one of the research lines (download dossier for 
details: link below)

• Collaborate in the logistical and organizational tasks of the Project
•Writing reports and papers to publish in peer review journals.

What do you get?

• Involvement in all the activities carried out in the Fin Whale 
Project, especially daily whale monitoring,observation and publication.

• A platform in which to gain experience in the field study of cetaceans.

• The possibility of developing your own research work: whether it is an 
article for publication, an end-of-course assignment or work as part of 
a master's degree.

• Professional visibility in the field of cetacean research.

What do we ask in return?

• Dedication and commitment

• You will need to cover your accommodation and living expenses (from 
February to June in Vilanova i la Geltrú). We can provide a shared flat.

How to apply?

Send your detailed CV as well as a motivation letter in which you 
propose the line of research you want to develop and the ideas you have 
regarding it. Indicate as subject: “PR2021” It is essential to read the 
Fin Whale Project dossier (link below) beforehand to find out about the 
available infrastructure and the studies that have been developed during 
previous seasons.

Link: http://www.edmaktub.org/en/annual-report/ 

Email: Info at edmaktub.org <mailto:Info at edmaktub.org>

2) TRAINING PROGRAM: RESEARCH ASSISTANTS –Graduates, students or people 
wishing to acquire practical experience in the field study of cetaceans 
and oceanographic conditions

Number of positions available: 15 | Participating period: 7 days (one 
week to choose from mid-March to mid-May)

What do you get?

• The chance to participate in all the activities developed by the Fin 
Whale Project during the seven days of the program, especially in daily 
whale monitoring and observation.

• Training and practical experience in the field of cetacean study.

• The opportunity of spending quality time at sea observing cetaceans in 
the rich environment of the coast of Barcelona (Garraf Coast).

What do we ask in return?

• To collaborate financially to the project with a donation of €800, 
which also covers your accommodation and food during the seven days of 
the program.

How to apply?

Fill out the form you will find in our website: 

If you want to collaborate as a VOLUNTEER, please take a look at our 
website: http://www.edmaktub.org/en/volunteers/ 

Eduard Degollada Bastos DVM PhD
President Associació EDMAKTUB
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