sábado, 31 de enero de 2009

Voluntariado: zifios con IFAW!

Temporary Field Assistant required for summer 2009 cetacean research project in the north-eastern and mid-Atlantic.

IFAW's Song of the Whale research team is seeking experienced and enthusiastic individual(s) to join the team as temporary field work assistant(s) during a project in the north-eastern and mid-Atlantic during the summer of 2009. Working in close collaboration with other research groups, the project will take place during summer 2009, beginning in May, and will primarily focus on detecting beaked whales with passive acoustics, although other cetaceans will be documented/recorded too.

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.

Experience in boat-based field work on cetaceans, particularly acoustic research is required as is familiarity with the use of computers. The team onboard will be made up of IFAW staff, visiting scientists and volunteers/student interns. For further information about the SOTW team and projects please see 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). Reasonable travel expenses and board and lodging onboard the boat will be provided and a small weekly allowance may also be available.

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 between May and October to the following email address sotwteam@ifaw.org by the 24th of February 2009.

A member of the SOTW team will be at the ECS in Istanbul, please indicate in your email whether you are attending the ECS and we may be able to arrange a meeting.

Claire Lacey
Programme Assistant
Song of the Whale team
International Fund for Animal Welfare

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