We are seeking two experienced fieldworkers to work from early May on six-month contracts to support studies of the distribution and behaviour of bottlenose dolphins and other cetaceans in the Moray Firth, NE Scotland.
Candidates should have experience of conducting boat-based marine fieldwork projects, and of using computer packages to organise and analyse field data. Experience of photo-identification techniques, use of electronic data recorders such as T-PODS and boat handling qualifications would all be highly desirable. Crucially, you must have proven ability to work effectively in small groups, good problem solving skills and a willingness to engage in the full range of field and lab-based tasks required to support a project of this kind.
The post will be based at the University's Lighthouse Field Station in Cromarty (www.abdn.ac.uk/zoology/lighthouse). Small boat work will be based from the Field Station in Cromarty, but you may also be required to spend longer periods at sea on larger vessels.
PLEASE NOTE - we are unable to consider applications from candidates for this post who require a work permit to work in the UK. Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 3 salary scale (£17,026 per annum).
To obtain further particulars and apply online for this position visit www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs or alternatively you may request an application pack by emailing your name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning our 24 hour answer service on (01224) 272727 quoting the job reference number YZY193S.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 17 April 2009.
Lighthouse Field Station
CromartyRoss-shire IV11 8YJ
Tel: 01381 600548
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