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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Berlin Sans FB Demi","sans-serif"">SEEKING FIELD ASSISTANTS FOR RESEARCH ON SOUTHERN AUSTRALIAN BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS IN METROPOLITAN ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:red"><o:p> </o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-US">Fieldwork dates:
</span></b><span lang="EN-US">Volunteers are needed beginning the 1<sup>st</sup></span><span lang="EN-US">
</span><span lang="EN-GB">May 2014 until the 31<sup>st </sup> of August 2014. <o:p>
</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-US"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-US">Application deadline:
<u>14<sup>th</sup> March 2014<o:p></o:p></u></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-US"><o:p> </o:p></span></b></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:115%"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Project title:
</span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Ecology of the endemic southern Australian bottlenose dolphin (<i>Tursiops australis</i>) in metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:115%"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif""><o:p> </o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB">Institution:
</span></b><span lang="EN-GB">Cetacean Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution Lab (CEBEL); Flinders University; South Australia
<a href="http://www.cebel.org.au">www.cebel.org.au</a><span style="color:red"> / <a href="http://www.facebook.com/CEBELresearch">
www.facebook.com/CEBELresearch</a> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color:red"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color:red"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB">Overview: </span>
</b><span lang="EN-GB">I am seeking experienced field assistants to assist with boat-based photo-ID and biopsy sampling of bottlenose dolphins in metropolitan Adelaide in South Australia, beginning the
</span><span lang="EN-US">1<sup>st</sup></span><span lang="EN-US"> </span><span lang="EN-GB">of May 2014 until the 31<sup>st
</sup> of August 2014.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB">* Commitment to the full duration, or large periods, of this time will be
<u>highly</u> favoured.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-US">This project aims to collect baseline information on the abundance, habitat use and social structure of bottlenose dolphins (<i>Tursiops australis</i>) in metropolitan Adelaide to improve the
 scientific basis for their conservation and management.  </span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="ecxmsonormal" style="text-align:justify;background:white"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-fareast-language:EN-US">This is an opportunity to gain experience in field techniques for small cetacean research and contribute
 to a project with very high conservation and management value. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB">Duties: </span>
</b><span lang="EN-GB">Searching for dolphins, driving of the boat, photo identification, assistance in biopsy sampling, recording field observations, equipment cleaning and, data entry (incl. fin matching).
</span><span lang="EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB">Expectations:
</span></b><span lang="EN-US">Field assistants need to be adaptable and patient as weather is highly dependent. Field work will vary between weekdays and weekends, and assistants will need to be prepared for early morning departures (6-7AM) and long days (6-8
 hours) on the water</span><span lang="EN-GB"> for multiple consecutive days</span><span lang="EN-US">. Expect
</span><span lang="EN-GB">up to a week between days off, as field work is weather dependent.</span><span lang="EN-US"> If the weather isn’t right we will NOT be conducting the surveys and will be postponed.  Between field days there will be the opportunity
 for data entry and fin matching of identified individuals. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB">Prerequisites:
<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-GB">Experience of working on a small boat (highly desirable, Coxswain certificate will be
<u>highly</u> favoured);<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left:18.0pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<![if !supportLists]><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-GB">Experience of photo-ID survey techniques (highly desirable);<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left:18.0pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<![if !supportLists]><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-GB">Experience of field research on small cetaceans (highly desirable);<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left:18.0pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<![if !supportLists]><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-GB" style="color:black">Enrolled in or completed a degree in biology, marine science, animal behaviour or a related field (desirable)</span><span lang="EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left:18.0pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-GB">No history of debilitating seasickness (essential);
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-GB">Be team-oriented, patient, and have an enthusiastic attitude to hard work, long hours and collecting data on the natural environment (essential);<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left:18.0pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<![if !supportLists]><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-GB">Fluent in English (highly desirable).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="ecxmsonormal" style="text-align:justify;background:white"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-fareast-language:EN-US"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="ecxmsonormal" style="text-align:justify;background:white"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-fareast-language:EN-US">Unfortunately, we are unable to provide monetary compensation or living provisions, and research
 assistants will be responsible for their own travel to South Australia and their living expenses.
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-GB">If you are interested, please send a CV, a brief covering letter outlining your relevant experience, and contact details of two relevant referees (with subject header “Field Assistant Application”) to
<a href="mailto:nikki.zanardo@flinders.edu.au">nikki.zanardo@flinders.edu.au</a> by
</span></b><b><u><span lang="EN-US">Friday 14<sup>th</sup> March 2014.</span><o:p></o:p></u></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="color:#1F497D"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Kind Regards,<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Nikki <span lang="EN-US" style="color:#1F497D"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Adobe Fan Heiti Std B";color:#1F497D;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU">PhD Candidate<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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</span></b><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Adobe Fan Heiti Std B";color:#1F497D;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU"> &</span></b><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Adobe Fan Heiti Std B";color:#1F497D;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU"><o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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