Marinelife/Biscay Dolphin Research Programme is looking to support a marine sciences student or similar for an exciting new research project monitoring cetaceans from the UK to the Mediterranean area on a quarterly basis.
The appointee will be proficient in cetacean observation and identification from big ships as well as oceanic sea bird identification. Working on board large ships in all weather conditions, the researcher will be carrying out an effort based cetacean survey using a tried and tested scientific methodology. Each voyage will last for approximately 34 days.
Good communication, IT and organisational skills are essential as well as good sea legs! Enthusiasm and willingness to work in a conscientious and responsible manner is also important. This is a fantastic opportunity for a student wishing to carry out long-term extensive cetacean research.
Accommodation/food on the ship is provided.
Ability to cope with all weather conditions at sea
Experience of cetacean observation & identification from large vessels
Good communication skills
Good IT skills
Good organisational skills
Experience of carrying out effort based surveys
Experience of oceanic seabird observation & identification from large vessels
Easy access to the east coast of the UK
Access to own transport
To apply for this position, please send a CV including photograph (for ship’s security purposes) to:
Marinelife Community & Operations Officer Marinelife/Biscay Dolphin Research Programme
9 Stour Walk
Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE QUOTE REFERENCE MED/052008 IN ALL CORRESPONDENCE
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 30th MAY 2008