Field Assistant Opportunity: 2 field assistants are needed for fieldwork for a PhD student'sdissertation from the University of Massachusetts in dolphin feeding behavior.
The field season will run for approximately 3 months, from June through August, pending final funding. Research will take place in Cedar Key,Florida, 3 hours north of Tampa and 60 miles west of Gainesville.
Assistants will be expected to work on a boat 6 to 7 days per week, for up to 10 hours at a time. Typical weather conditions in summer include 95degree heat, very high humidity, and no breezes. Prior experience working on dolphins and habitats, as well as acoustics, is preferred but not required. Those with no experience should demonstratetheir willingness to learn.
This is not a paid position. Assistants will have the option to obtain their own housing and food in Cedar Key. Housing is available with the PI, in this case assistants are asked to contribute $75 per month towards food. More details are available.
Opportunities for part-time work in tourist-related positions in Cedar Key may be available to assistants-however it is their responsibilityto obtain those jobs and assistants must make the field work a priority. Priority will be given to applicants who can stay for the duration-a minimum commitment of one month is required.
Please send an email of inquiry to smailto:firstname.lastname@example.org%3Chttps://email.umassd.edu/src/webmail.php?content=compose&send_to=stefanie.gazda%40gmail.com the subject line as "Field assistants for 2009". Be specific about how much time youcan commit to. A more in depth description of the position and its requirements will be emailed out-at that time candidates who are still interested should email their CV and informative cover letter to the above email address. -