Volunteer research positions are available to assist with common dolphin behavioural ecology research in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand.
Additional research opportunities with dusky dolphins off Kaikoura, New Zealand may be available.
Field work will be boat-based from dedicated research vessels and tour vessels. Field work will be weather dependent and positions will include data entry and analysis tasks.
Volunteers will gain experience in dolphin photo-identification techniques, behavioural data collection and analysis, and small boating skills. Previous experience is not necessary, but flexibility and the ability to work in a variety of conditions at sea is a must.
Volunteers will be asked to commit to the project for 1-2 months and will be responsible for their own food, housing and transportation while in New Zealand, and their own travel to New Zealand.
Volunteer positions will run year-round throughout 2008, with start and end dates to be arranged upon successful application.
To apply for the position,please submit a cover letter summarizing any related experience and approximate dates of availability. For full consideration, please also enclose a copy of your CV and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for at least 3 professional references and send to:
Ecology Group Institute of Natural Resources
Massey University at Albany
Private Bag 102 904
North Shore MSC