[MARMAM] Job opening: IWDG recruiting Celtic Mist Field Biologist

Rebecca Dudley rebecca.dudley at iwdg.ie
Wed Apr 5 03:59:55 PDT 2023

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group is Ireland’s premier eNGO working in the
marine environment. Established in 1990, the IWDG has built a credible
reputation for effective advocacy for cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and
porpoises) and their habitats. The IWDG currently has three full-time staff
and eight service providers. We wish to recruit a seasonal part time Field
Biologist to run research surveys onboard IWDG’s research vessel Celtic

Research surveys onboard Celtic Mist will run for seven days, departing
from a variety of locations throughout Ireland from April – September 2023.
The Field Biologist will work closely with IWDG’s Science Officer to manage
and deliver a *new data collection programme* onboard Celtic Mist,
collecting vital information on cetaceans in Irish waters. They will be
responsible for training members in marine mammal survey techniques,
managing the data collection and communicating the project through our
social media channels.

*Essential qualifications, skills, and experience:*

• Degree in a scientific or environmental discipline or over two years of
experience in marine mammal surveying.
• Knowledge and experience of marine mammal survey techniques, including
visual data collection methods.
• Cetacean ID skills
• Offshore sailing/ boating experience (formal qualifications not essential
but desirable).
• Provable experience in working with databases (Access, excel).
• Experience in photo identification techniques of marine mammals.
• Medical certificate

*Desirable skills and experience:*

• A postgraduate degree in marine/cetacean science.
• Experience delivering citizen science projects and volunteer management.
• Demonstrable experience in developing training material and delivering
training programmes.
• Knowledge of and experience using IFAW LOGGER.
• Photography skills
• Experience assisting with educational programmes.
• Experience using a variety of social media platforms.
• Full valid and clean driving license.

*Terms of Employment:*

*Salary: *This position is part time and will be compensated with a gross
daily rate of €120 (€60 for half day) for a minimum of 66 days.

*Contract: *This is a part time role running from May – September with an
average of 14 days a month. You will be required to work weekends and bank
holidays. Full details on the working hours and schedule will be provided
before starting the role.

*Place of Work:* The role will take place onboard IWDG’s research vessel
Celtic Mist which will sail from various locations along the coast of
Ireland. This will involve staying onboard with other members of the IWDG
crew as well as IWDG members for seven days at a time. Travel to and from
each departure and arrival ports will be required although expenses will be

*Application procedure: *Send a CV and letter of interest to
rebecca.dudley at iwdg.ie. Enquiries can also be made to Rebecca Dudley at
(+353) 659051763. Your letter of interest should be in pdf format and a
maximum of one page in length. In your letter, please outline your
motivation for this position and why you feel you have the skills and
experience to succeed in the role. Please put ‘*Celtic Mist Field Biologist*’
in the email subject line.

*Closing date for applications: 5pm on 19th April 2023*. Interviews will
take place online the following week. Please note the successful candidate
will be required to start by 5th May 2023, although a later start date
would be negotiated for the right candidate. Please note that candidates
will only be contacted if short-listed.
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