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INTERN COORDINATOR along the North-western coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Galician waters, Spain.
This position is responsible for assisting the BDRI Chief Biologist in the running of the "Marine Mammals Research Project in Galician waters" <http://www.thebdri.com/research/projects.html/> " and coordinating the project interns.
The project is based in O Grove, North-western coast of the Iberian Peninsula, in Galicia Spain, and offers the participants the chance to work during many steps of the field research and data analysis. The main purpose of this program is to contribute towards a more detailed understanding of the abundance and distribution of bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises, with a focus on ethology, social structure, habitat use and communication. Furthermore, as the Galician coastline is known for frequent strandings of various marine mammals species, the BDRI is part of an important network for rescue and data collection from these stranded animals.
Start Date: March 02nd 2015 End Date: October 31st 2015 (start and end dates could be flexible)
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
* Assisting the Chief Biologist/Director in all phases of the research.
* Coordinate between the Chief Biologist/Director and the project interns - in charge of the intern shared house.
* Assisting the Chief Biologist/Director in intern basic training of land- and boat based surveys, photo ID studies, Database entry, Bioacoustical analysis, GIS
* Undertaking a personal research project supervised by the Chief Biologist / Director - research topic will be chosen according to BDRI requirements and applicants' interests.
An academic background in biology, veterinary or natural science, coupled with motivation, willingness to work hard and interest in marine mammals research make the most qualified individuals. The successful applicant is expected to have a BSc degree (or higher) and able to demonstrate previous experience in marine mammal research.
The preferred candidate should have a proven track record as a team player as the project will involve working closely with other researchers but also must be able to supervise small groups of people as they will be coordinating up to 8 interns. They must also be self-motivated with the drive and determination to work independently and responsibly. There will be one day off per week.
This post brings the opportunity to be trained by the BDRI' Chief Biologist and to submit work for scientific publication.
This position is unpaid but accommodation in the intern shared house will be covered. Successful applicants will be responsible for their own transportation expenses to and from the research centre in O Grove, Galicia, Spain.
Send a cover letter, resume and recommendation letters by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please specify BDRI INTERN COORDINATOR into your subject title.
Deadline: 05th January 2015. Interviews (via Skype) will be arranged for selected candidates after this deadline. Applicants will be notified of the outcomes by the 31st January 2014.
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