[MARMAM] Job Opening: IWDG recruiting Celtic Mist Field Biologist Deadline Extended

Sibeal regan sibealregan35 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 04:29:33 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 advocating 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 research surveys onboard IWDG's research vessel Celtic

Mist.



Research surveys onboard Celtic Mist will run for seven days, departing

from various 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

a daily rate of 120 (60 for half a day) for a minimum of 66 days.


*Contract: *This part-time role runs from May to September, averaging 14
days a month. You will be required to work weekends and bank

holidays. Full working hours and schedule details 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 on board with other members of the IWDG

crew and IWDG members for seven days at a time. Travel to and from

Each departure and arrival port will be required, although expenses will be
provided.


*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 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.


**Application closing date extended: 5 pm on 24th April 2023*.*

Interviews will take place online the following week. Please note the
successful candidate will be required to start at the beginning of May
2023, although a later start date can be negotiated for the right
candidate.

Please note that candidates will only be contacted if short-listed.
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