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<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=3
face=Arial><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Marine
mammal monitoring programme project leader<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

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face=Arial><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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face=Arial><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoTitle style='text-align:justify'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-weight:normal'>Applications are invited for a nine
month position leading a marine mammal monitoring programme in Co. Mayo on the
west coast of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Ireland</st1:country-region></st1:place>.
</span></font></b><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-weight:normal'>The
marine mammal monitoring programme is grant aided by Shell E&P <st1:place
w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Ireland</st1:country-region></st1:place>
through RSK Environment Ltd.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The candidate will ideally be a
postdoctoral researcher, employed through the Coastal and Marine Resources
Centre (CMRC), University College <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Cork</st1:City></st1:place>
<a href="http://cmrc.ucc.ie/">http://cmrc.ucc.ie</a> and will need to be based
close to the study area in Broadhaven Bay, Co. Mayo.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><i><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic'>Background:</span></font></i><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> Under a
development plan for the CORRIB gas field off western Ireland, Enterprise
Energy Ireland Ltd. commissioned the Coastal & Marine Resources Centre
(CMRC), University College Cork to conduct an independent cetacean monitoring
programme in northwest <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Ireland</st1:country-region></st1:place>
in 2001 - 02.  Due to the findings of preliminary field surveys in 2001 the
study’s remit was expanded to also include other marine mammal species
recorded in the study area. Research was undertaken in <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Broadhaven</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Bay</st1:PlaceType> (candidate Special Area of
Conservation - cSAC), <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">County</st1:PlaceType>
 <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Mayo</st1:PlaceName></st1:place> and its adjoining
coastal waters. The programme of marine mammal monitoring was continued in 2005
and 2008 during the CORRIB development’s marine phases, to safeguard
protected species from potential impacts. Research efforts are currently being
continued in 2009 and potentially into 2010.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><i><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic'>Position: </span></font></i><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>We are
recruiting a project leader to coordinate the marine mammal monitoring
programme. The position will be for April-December 2009 initially with
potential extension in 2010 pending further funding. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;text-autospace:none'><i><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:
italic'>Candidate: </span></font></i><font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>The researcher will require the
following skills profile:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<font size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       </span></font></span></span></font><![endif]><font
size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>A
PhD in any area of marine mammal ecology (preferable but not essential) <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:117.0pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:
-67.35pt;mso-list:l0 level3 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><font size=2
face=Symbol><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span
style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<font size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       </span></font></span></span></font><![endif]><font
size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Relevant
marine mammal research/monitoring experience<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:63.8pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:
-14.15pt;mso-list:l0 level3 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><font size=2
face=Symbol><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span
style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<font size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       </span></font></span></span></font><![endif]><font
size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Knowledge
of marine mammal survey methodologies <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:63.8pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:
-14.15pt;mso-list:l0 level3 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><font size=2
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style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<font size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       </span></font></span></span></font><![endif]><font
size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Experience
of cetacean photo identification techniques<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:63.8pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:
-14.15pt;mso-list:l0 level3 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><font size=2
face=Symbol><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span
style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<font size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       </span></font></span></span></font><![endif]><font
size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Experience
of acoustic monitoring of cetaceans (TPODs and CPODs currently used in the
project)<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:63.8pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:
-14.15pt;mso-list:l0 level3 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><font size=2
face=Symbol><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span
style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<font size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       </span></font></span></span></font><![endif]><font
size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Experience
of GIS (e.g. ArcGIS), databases (e.g. Access) and metadata standards<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:63.8pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:
-14.15pt;mso-list:l0 level3 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><font size=2
face=Symbol><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span
style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<font size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       </span></font></span></span></font><![endif]><font
size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Experience
with statistical analysis and preferably statistical modelling <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:63.8pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:
-14.15pt;mso-list:l0 level3 lfo1;text-autospace:none'><![if !supportLists]><font
size=2 face=Symbol><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span
style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<font size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       </span></font></span></span></font><![endif]><font
size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Good
publication track record<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:63.8pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:
-14.15pt;mso-list:l0 level3 lfo1;text-autospace:none'><![if !supportLists]><font
size=2 face=Symbol><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span
style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<font size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       </span></font></span></span></font><![endif]><font
size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Proven
ability of team leadership and excellent oral and written communication skills<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:117.0pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:
-67.35pt;mso-list:l0 level3 lfo1;text-autospace:none'><![if !supportLists]><font
size=2 face=Symbol><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span
style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<font size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       </span></font></span></span></font><![endif]><font
size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Demonstration
of project management and networking skills<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:117.0pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:
-67.35pt;mso-list:l0 level3 lfo1;text-autospace:none'><![if !supportLists]><font
size=2 face=Symbol><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span
style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<font size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       </span></font></span></span></font><![endif]><font
size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Proven
ability to work in a small research group ideally in a remote location<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;text-autospace:none'><i><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:
italic'>Duration and salary: </span></font></i><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Duration is initially for 9 months
(and potentially longer) conditional upon future funding and a review after a
three month period. Salary (gross) is €51,840 pa with an additional
monthly living allowance of €200.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><i><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic'>Application:</span></font></i><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> The closing
date for applications is <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Friday 6<sup>th</sup>
March 2009</span></b>. Candidates should submit their <i><span
style='font-style:italic'>curriculum vitae</span></i> including references and
a cover letter via email to Grainne Lynch: <a href="mailto:grainne.lynch@ucc.ie">grainne.lynch@ucc.ie</a>. 
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

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