[MARMAM] Call for voluntires Guafo Science

Guafo Science guafoscience at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 08:20:47 PDT 2022


*The Guafo Island research team is seeking enthusiastic and motivated
individuals to assist with fieldwork and data collection activities of wild
South American fur seals at Guafo Island, Northern Chilean Patagonia. The
field working season this year is between December 5th 2022 and March 15th
2023 with the possibility of starting on January 5th 2022.The project
responsibilities include capturing and restraining South American fur seal
adults and pups and depending on volunteer skills and experience collection
of blood, swabs, and feces. Volunteers will also assist veterinary staff
during Necropsies of fur seal pups following a standard protocol of sample
collection.The work also includes helping with domestic tasks, keeping the
campsite, and assisting with the work of the field laboratory (mainly help
with CBCs, blood smears and osteological samples processing).Guafo Island
is a pristine and large oceanic island with no permanent human inhabitants.
During the prolong fieldwork (2 to 3 months) communication is very limited
and our campsite does not have electricity or running fresh water. The
weather is cold, rainy, and windy with an average thermal sensation in the
summer of 9 Celsius degrees.Requirements:At least 20 years of age.Health
compatible with physically demanding field work.Health insurance.Must meet
travel requirements for Chile (this includes a completed vaccination
protocol for COVID-19 that can be validated in
Chile https://www.chile.travel/en/traveltochileplan/
<https://www.chile.travel/en/traveltochileplan/>)Benefits:Our research
group pays for in-country travel, housing, and meals during the duration of
the fieldwork. International flight tickets and health insurance cannot be
covered.Desired Skills*     Strong Interest in and awareness of animal and
ecosystem health*      Willingness to get wet and dirty*       Attention to
detail*       Able to live in an isolated place without regular
communication and basic services*       Ability to multi-task*
 Desired previous experience handling blood and tissue samples *
 Desired previous experience in restraining wild animals. *      Able to
resist bad weather navigation.  *     Basic Spanish.Individuals interested
in applying to the position should send an email describing their
motivations and a Curriculum Vitae to:Dr. Diego Perez-Venegas:
 guafoscience at gmail.com <guafoscience at gmail.com>Additional information
about research projects at Guafo Island can be found
at http://www.guafoislandscience.com/
<http://www.guafoislandscience.com/>Best Regards,Mauricio Seguel     DVM,
PhD, DACVPAssistant ProfessorDepartment of PathobiologyOntario Veterinary
CollegeUniversity of Guelph, Canada. *

*Saludos. / Regards.*

*Equipo / Team Guafo Science.*
*Webpage: www.giafoislandscience.com <http://www.giafoislandscience.com>*

*Intagram: @guafoscience *
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