<div dir="ltr"><br>

<p class="MsoNormal">An assistant is required to help with the processing of dolphin
spatial and temporal distribution data that were collected in Queen Charlotte
Sound, NZ. <span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span><br></p><p class="MsoNormal">This research forms part of an
ongoing PhD study being conducted under the auspices of the <span style="mso-fareast-language:EN-NZ">Coastal-Marine Research Group (C-MRG) at
Massey University, Auckland (<a href="http://cmrg.massey.ac.nz">http://cmrg.massey.ac.nz</a>).</span> <br></p><p class="MsoNormal">This is great
opportunity to gain experience and skills while contributing to an important
project. Priority will be given to placing applicants that are available
immediately.</p>

<p class="MsoNormal"> </p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">Timeframe:</b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal">1-3 Months commencing 1 February 2016</p>

<p class="MsoNormal"> </p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">Location:</b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal">Albany, Auckland, New Zealand</p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"> </b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">Responsibilities:</b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal">Major Responsibilities include:</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36pt"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span>Entry of dolphin sighting and environmental data</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36pt"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span>Data analysis using GIS</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36pt"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span>Data manipulation in Microsoft excel</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36pt"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span>Photo ID work</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36pt"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span>MINIMAL fieldwork – 1 day per week</p>

<p class="MsoNormal"> </p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">Qualifications:</b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal">The ideal candidate will have a science background,
experience in the aforementioned areas and an interest in marine mammal science. <br></p><p class="MsoNormal">This internship is well-suited for students or recent graduates of marine
biology, zoology, ecology or similar fields looking to gain additional analytical
experience. </p>

<p class="MsoNormal"> </p>

<p class="MsoNormal">He or she must:</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36pt"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span>Possess basic computer skills</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36pt"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span>Possess skills in Microsoft excel; experience with ArcGIS,
or a desire to gain these skills</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36pt"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span>Be detail oriented and organized</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36pt"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span>Be flexible and patient </p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36pt"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span>Be responsible, focused <span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span>and motivated</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36pt"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span>Be personable and fluent in English</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36pt"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span>Make a minimum 1-3 month commitment (~35 hrs/week) to
the project </p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36pt"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span>Possess a strong interest in science and a mature
attitude toward marine mammal research</p>

<p class="MsoNormal"> </p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">Application Process</b>:</p>

<p class="MsoNormal">If interested please email <a href="mailto:c.cross@massey.ac.nz">c.cross@massey.ac.nz</a><span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>with the subject line RESEARCH ASSISTANT</p>

<p class="MsoNormal">Please LIST the following in a CONCISE message: </p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36pt"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">1)<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">      </span></span>Relevant
experience or qualifications </p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36pt"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">2)<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">      </span></span>The
time frame that you are available over the next several months</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36pt"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">3)<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">      </span></span>Reasons
you want to help with this project</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36pt"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">4)<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">      </span></span>The
contact info of at least one professional reference that can confirm work ethic
and experience</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36pt"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">5)<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">      </span></span>Current
place of residence </p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:18pt"> </p>

<p class="MsoNormal">Please also attach CV or resume to the email.</p>

<p class="MsoNormal"> </p>

<p class="MsoNormal">Applicants will ideally currently reside in NZ. <span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span>Unfortunately, no monetary compensation or funding
for housing is available for this position, <br></p><p class="MsoNormal">so the candidate must be able to
support living expenses for the extent of the internship period.</p>

<p class="MsoNormal"> </p>

<p class="MsoNormal">Thank you for your interest!</p>

<p class="MsoNormal"> </p>

<p class="MsoNormal">Sincerely, </p>

<p class="MsoNormal"> </p>

<div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div><pre style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif"><b>Cheryl L. Cross</b><br>PhD Student
Coastal-Marine Research Group
Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Massey University
Private Bag 102 904, North Shore 0745
Auckland, NZ

Tel:       +64 9 414 0800 EXT 43789
Fax:      +64 9 443 9790<br>Email:    <a href="mailto:c.cross@massey.ac.nz" target="_blank">c.cross@massey.ac.nz</a><br>Web:     <a href="http://www.coastalmarineresearchgroup.com/" target="_blank">http://www.coastalmarineresearchgroup.com/</a>            <br><a href="http://www.coastalmarineresearchgroup.com/" target="_blank"></a></pre></div></div></div></div>