Temporary Research Assistant for summer 2008 cetacean survey in the north-eastern Atlantic.
IFAW's Song of the Whale research team are seeking experienced and enthusiastic individual(s) to join the team as temporary field work assistant(s) during a project in the north-eastern Atlantic during the summer of 2008.
Working in close collaboration with other research groups the project will take place between May and mid October (with a break between 27th July and 20th August) and will primarily focus on the detection of beaked whales using acoustic techniques, although other cetaceans will be documented and recorded.
The project will be conducted from IFAW's dedicated sailing research vessel, Song of the Whale. SOTW is a 22 m long, purpose- built sailing research vessel with accommodation for 10. For further information about the SOTW team and projects please see http://www.ifaw.org/sotw
Specific information about life on board for interns is also posted on the website. Availability for all or part of the project will be considered for the right candidate(s). The successful applicant will have experience in boat based field work and of using computers for data collection in the field.
Previous experience of acoustic research would be an advantage.
The team on board will be made up of IFAW staff, visiting scientists and volunteers/student interns. Please email a letter of interest and CV, outlining your previous experience, why you think you should be considered for the post and your availability to the following email address; sotwteam@IFAW.org
by 25th March 2008.
Tim Lewis and ClaireLacey, SOTW Research Scientists will be at the ECS Conference in the Netherlands if you are attending and would like to have an informal chat about the position.
Song of the Whale team
International Fund for Animal Welfare