Research Assistant /Deckhand Position for ongoing, large whale research study. ~

13 de abril de 2005

Research Assistant /Deckhand Position for ongoing, large whale research study.

Allied Whale, the marine mammal research lab of the College of the Atlantic located in Bar Harbor, Maine, seeks an intern for the 2005 summer field season. The intern will work in part as a deckhand aboard a local whale watch boat, and assist with research on our long term population studies of humpback and finback whales in the Allied Whale lab. The position has been designed so RA's can earn money while they work. Deckhand responsibilities include line handling, vessel cleaning, and passenger safety. Research responsibilities include photo-identification of whales and data collection/entry. Training will be provided.

The applicant should have a background in biology or zoology. Some knowledge of research methods is an advantage. Knowledge of marine mammals and seabirds is an asset. Previous experience in photography (conventional and
digital) is helpful but not required. Applicants must be energetic, able to communicate well and comfortable working on boats in rough conditions.
RA's must be able to work through Sept and into Oct with no other commitments.
Hours will vary depending on schedules and housing will be provided for a small fee.
Application deadline is May 1st.
Please send a cover letter detailing your reasons for applying, your curriculum vitae or resume, and one or more letters of reference to:
Toby Stephenson
Allied Whale, College of the Atlantic
105 Eden St.
Bar Harbor, Maine, 04609
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