Allied Whale, the marine mammal research lab of the College of the Atlantic located in Bar Harbor, Maine, seeks Research Assistants for the 2009 summer field season.
The RAs will assist with research and data collection on our long-term population studies of humpback and fin whales, as well as work as a deckhand aboard a local whale watch boat.
Research responsibilities include photo identification of whales and data collection/entry. Deckhand responsibilities include line handling, vessel cleaning, and passenger safety. Training will be provided.
The applicant should have a college background in biology and/or zoology. Some knowledge of research methods is an advantage. Knowledge of marine mammals and seabirds is an asset. Previous experience in photography (conventional and digital) is helpful but not required. Applicants must be positive, flexible, able to work independently, and resistant to sea-sickness.
This is an entry level research position designed to offer experience for individuals seeking to develop their professional careers in marine mammal research. The position begins June 1st and applicants must be able to work through October with no other commitments. Hours will vary depending on schedules and provided housing is mandatory for a fee.
Application deadline is March 8, 2009. Please email a cover letter detailing your reasons for applying, a resume, and two or more letters of reference/recommendation to Robin Sewall at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to:
Whale Watch R/A Apps
105 Eden St.