domingo, 15 de febrero de 2009

Empleo: Alaska!


The Marine Mammal Research Unit at the University of British Columbia will be hiring three paid field research assistants to tag northern fur seals in Alaska during the summer of 2009.

Duties will include capturing, restraining and tagging female northern fur seals, data entry and analysis. Ability to work as part of a team is essential. Previous experience working with pinnipeds is a plus, proven
capability in the field mandatory.

Confidence handling wild animals is necessary along with the ability to make quick decisions in stressful situations while remaining calm. Room and Board included.

St Paul Island: July 1 to September 30, 2009. Two Assistants to work with a Graduate Student. These positions come with the amenities of small town life including living in close quarters with multiple housemates. Possibility of assisting associated research teams in avian research.

Bogoslof Island: June 16 to September 30, 2009. One Assistant to work with the P.I. in a remote area, living in a tent with limited communication, power and modern conveniences.

Other duties while on Bogoslof Island include sharing in the responsibilities of daily maintenance and upkeep of camp, cooking, cleaning etc. We will also be setting up and breaking down camp at the beginning and end of the season. Access to the island involves a day trip in a large vessel and a beach landing in a skiff with the potential for rough seas and difficult weather conditions. Possibility of assisting
associated research teams in avian research.

Resumes to be emailed to by February 24, 2009

Brian Battaile
Post Doctoral Fellow
North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium
North Pacific Marine Science Foundation
Room 247, AERL, 2202 Main Mall
B.C. Canada
V6T 1Z4

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