Ornitólogos marinos para censos desde barco (USA) ~ Bioblogia.net

27 de abril de 2017

Ornitólogos marinos para censos desde barco (USA)

Duration: ~5 months, starting as early as mid-May
Job Type: Temporary/Seasonal
Application Deadline: 05/05/2017

Job Description: The Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) has an opening for 1-2 marine ornithologists with experience in boat-based surveys for marine birds. These surveys will take place offshore of New England from May to October. Duties will include working in a small team of observers to carry out regular, frequent boat-based surveys, requiring considerable experience in the identification of marine bird species, and limited project administration responsibilities.
This is a full-time, temporary position for May to October. Approximate start date is May 15, 2017. Position will most likely be based in Massachusetts, but the successful applicant must have ability to travel. Weather and other factors determine work schedule. Successful candidates will act as one of several observers on a 60 ft. research vessel during boat surveys for marine birds; assist with data handling and management; assist in coordinating boat surveys with project collaborators; and all other duties as directed or assigned.

Work Environment: Small team, working closely in cramped conditions. Overnights at-sea in communal bunk space may be required.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology or a related field;
Prior experience in marine bird identification;
Prior experience in conducting scientific boat-based surveys;
Must be thorough and detail-oriented;
Willing to work long hours and spend overnights on the research vessel, if required.

Strongly preferred:
Specialization in marine bird ecology and/or species identification;
Previous data management experience.

Physical Demands:
Candidates must be able to use a laptop or tablet computer;
Must be able to spend long days at sea and work outside for extended periods in harsh conditions;
Must be able to lift >50 pounds.

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to jobs@briloon.org no later than May 5, 2017 with "Seabird Surveyor" in the subject line. Please include how you learned about the position.

Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.

BRI is a non-profit based in Portland, ME. Our mission is to assess emerging threats to wildlife and ecosystems through collaborative research, and to use scientific findings to advance environmental awareness and inform decision makers. The Biodiversity Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

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