Thursday, September 20, 2018

PROJECT MANAGER: Seiche Environmental Project Manager(s)

In order to support Seiche Environmental Limited's growth strategy and the delivery of expanding portfolio of services, opportunities have become available for the position(s) of Project Manager.

Project Manager(s) will be accountable for managing current and new offshore marine environmental projects for Seiche Environmental, from inception, through operations to the delivery of a high-quality end product.  Seiche Environmental projects will all involve and require an excellent knowledge and understanding of Marine Mammal Observations (MMO) and survey techniques, Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) and Underwater Acoustics.  These roles will ­­­also involve ensuring that the technical, financial, contractual, quality, HSE and other obligations are met in accordance with both company and client standards.  In addition, candidate(s) will have responsibility for the marketing and growth of the company through the development of a comprehensive client-base at conferences, meetings and the promotion of Seiche's environmental services.

The successful candidate(s) will need to demonstrate the ability to liaise and build relationships with

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

RESEARCH ASSISTANT: New England Aquarium is seeking a Research Assistant, Aerial ObserveR

The New England Aquarium is seeking a Research Assistant, Aerial
Observer to participate in our aerial surveys for whales, dolphins and
sea turtles in outer continental shelf federal waters off Massachusetts
and Rhode Island. This area is currently proposed for offshore
alternative energy development. Duties will include serving as an
observer on all aerial surveys; quality checking data; coordination with
the chief scientist and flight crew; and analysis of vertical
photographs for the detection and identification of marine mammal and
turtle species. The majority of field work will be aerial, although
there may be opportunities to get involved in shipboard surveys with
collaborators depending on contract opportunities. This is a grant
funded staff position with at least 12 months of staffing provided.
Additional service may be afforded only if additional grant funding is

VOLUNTEERS: Namibian Dolphin Project - Volunteer positions available immediately Oct-Nov 2018

The Namibian Dolphin Project is a research and conservation organisation based in Walvis Bay, Namibia which has been running for over 10 years.

We currently have openings for 2 long-term volunteers for the period 01 Oct to 30 Nov 2018.

As  an integral part of a small team working with the Field Officer - this is a very hands on experience and a great way to get a wide range of field experience.

Volunteers will be directly involved in day to day activities of the research station including on-going field work including small-boat and opportunistic surveys, land-based dolphin surveys, seal entanglement monitoring, hydrophone deployments and recovery, and attendance at post mortem examinations of stranded cetaceans or turtles that may occur.  Additionally, volunteers will be involved in data input and processing, public outreach and equipment maintenance.

The Namibian Dolphin Project is part of the Sea Search Research and Conservation group, a registered non profit. We request that volunteers pay a financial contribution to cover accommodation, food and training.  Accommodation is in shared housing at the NDP Field station.

Please contact info@seasearch.co.za with a CV and brief motivation.    More information available on our website here: http://www.namibiandolphinproject.org/get-involved/volunteer-internship-program/

Dr Simon Elwen
Director: Namibian Dolphin Project

RESEARCH ASSISTANT: Job Opportunity: Marine Mammal Bioacoustics

On behalf of Dr. Helen Bailey at the University of Maryland Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, we would like to share the following job opportunity:

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL), is accepting applications for a Faculty Research Assistant to assist with a bioacoustics project to study the response of black sea bass to dolphin calls. Duties will include preparation of acoustic equipment and set-up of experiments, playbacks of dolphin calls and other sounds, and processing and analysis of calibrated noise measurements. Applicants should have experience with sound measurements, sound analysis software, and statistical software packages, such as R. Experience with marine mammal and/or fish bioacoustics is also desirable.  Minimum requirement is a M.S. degree or B.S. degree with more than 2 years research experience related to bioacoustics, must be a U.S. citizen and able to pass a background check. For more details about the position, please contact Dr. Helen Bailey (hbailey@umces.edu). Application information is available at: https://umces.peopleadmin.com/postings/1172

Monday, September 17, 2018

INTERNS: FWC manatee internship availability

The Southeast manatee field station is currently seeking a candidate for the Winter 2019 internship!  Application deadline is Sunday, September 23rd.

Interns will assist with manatee rescue, carcass salvage, and research in South Florida.

The Southeast Field lab is offering one internship: a 6 month term for the winter 2019 session. The expected start date for the Winter 2019 internship will be around January 2nd, 2019. Start and end dates will be flexible. Working hours are typically five days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with some nights and weekends required. The position is located in Tequesta (east coast of Florida, just north of Palm Beach). The intern's duties include assisting with manatee rescue, carcass salvage, and research in South Florida. Interns will assist with manatee and cetacean field necropsies, temperature monitoring research, and conduct manatee photo ID. Interns will also complete mortality and rescue reports and assist with other office and public outreach work as needed. To perform the duties of the position, interns will operate trucks, trailers, and boats up to 22' in length. The intern is required to complete a project and present a 10-15 minute presentation at the end of their internship.
Junior or senior college students and recent graduates are eligible. Applicants should have some



POSITION: Volunteer (unpaid) field helper.

DURATION: about 3 months, two shifts: 1) late September 2018 (arriving
to the Falklands September 29th) to early December 2018, and 2) early
December 2018 to late March 2019

LOCATION: Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands, Southern Atlantic Ocean.


 - Southern elephant seals: counts, marking, mapping, observation of
behavior, pup handling, collection of samples, sedation and handling of
females for TDR and satellite tag deployment
 - Killer whales: photoidentification, observation and videotaping of
behavior, necropsies of preys
 - Falklands skuas: counts, nest identification and mapping,
observation of behavior
 - Raptors: counts, nest identification and mapping, observation of

INTERNS: Call for Marine Mammal Research Interns in Kep, Cambodia.

Call for Marine Mammal Research Interns in Kep, Cambodia.

Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC) is an NGO based on the island of Koh Ach Seh, in Cambodia's Kep Archipelago. The organisation has many facets, including working to stop illegal fishing practices, ecological and social science research and collecting data to use in the implementation of conservation legislation.

In September 2017, MCC introduced The Cambodian Marine Mammal Conservation Project, in collaboration with the Royal Government of Cambodia's Fisheries Administration. The project's primary aim is to collect data on abundance, distribution and residency to delineate and protect critical habitats for the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin in Cambodia's Kep Archipelago.  

At present, we are looking for marine mammal research interns to join the team.

Project activities:   

·  a minimum of 3 observational land surveys per week using a Theodolite and Pythagoras software;
·  a minimum of 1 observational boat survey per week;
·  photo-identification techniques using Discovery software;
·  passive acoustic monitoring using a C-POD and CPOD.exe software;
·  social science techniques;
·  data entry, processing and analysis;
·  education and outreach; 
·  running a marine mammal stranding network;
·  scientific writing for peer-reviewed journals and government reports;
·  designing marine mammal legislation.

Basic internship training schedule

Friday, September 14, 2018

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Job announcement; tenure-track comparative vertebrate physiologist

Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For." The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris (www.baylor.edu/profuturis/), and academic strategic plan, Illuminate (www.baylor.edu/illuminate). As the world's largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.

Baylor seeks to fill the following tenure-track faculty position within the Department of Biology:

Assistant Professor in Comparative Mammalian Physiology

The Department of Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences (www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/) seeks applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position (Assistant

INTERNS: IFAW Marine Mammal Stranding Internships

The International Fund for Animal Welfare is accepting applications for Winter / Spring 2019 Marine Mammal Stranding Internships.

Winter Session 2018 (January 15, 2019 – mid/ late May 2019 )
Complete Applications due: October 1, 2018

Program Background
IFAW is an international non-profit organization. This internship is based out of our International Operations Center in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, USA. IFAW's Marine Mammal Rescue and Research program is a federally authorized program dedicated to marine mammal stranding response on Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts. Our division's mission is to promote the conservation of marine mammal species and their habitat by improving the rescue and humane care of stranded marine mammals, advancing stranding science, and increasing public awareness through education. Cape Cod is a marine mammal stranding "hot spot," with an average of over 240 strandings occurring each year. These strandings include live and dead seals, whales, porpoises, and dolphins.

Only complete applications will be considered.  Please click on the link below for more information and to submit an application. 

Monday, September 03, 2018

VOLUNTEERS: elephant seal research assistant - Southeast Farallon Island


Point Blue Conservation Science is looking for Volunteer Elephant Seal Research Assistants (3-4) for winter 2018/2019 on Southeast Farallon Island. Research Assistant (RA) responsibilities include, but are not limited to, censusing and monitoring breeding elephant seals, flipper tagging animals, resighting tagged California and Steller's Sea Lions, Harbor Seals and Northern Fur Seals, and surveying for salamanders, crickets, songbirds, seabirds, gulls, burrowing owls, and whales. (Sorry, White sharks are unlikely during the winter months).  RAs also contribute to the upkeep and maintenance of the research station and help with food preparation.  RAs will work full-time, 7 days a week, with a variable schedule that includes long days and night work. Some field work requires rigorous physical activity including strenuous hiking and climbing. Applicants should enjoy working independently with a high level of responsibility in field work and data entry as well as working frequently with a partner or team.  Preference will be given to applicants with a degree in biology or related field and prior ecological research experience.  Enthusiasm for field work in windy, cold conditions is essential.  The ability to coexist on a small, isolated island with the same crew for several months is essential.  If the thought of going several days without updating your Instagram or Facebook page is shocking, then this is not the job for you. Positions are available 1 December 2018 through 30 March 2019 with a minimum 8-week commitment. However, strong preference will be given to applicants who are available for the entire period. We provide transportation to the island and great food and housing. Transportation to San Francisco is not provided. More information can be found at pointblue.org. To apply, please email a cover letter explaining your interests, your resume, dates of availability, and 3 professional references to Pete Warzybok (pwarzybok@pointblue.org). Applications accepted until 30 September 2018 but will be evaluated as they are received so some positions may be filled before the deadline.


Pete Warzybok
Senior Marine Ecologist, Farallon Program

& Farallon Patrol Coordinator

Point Blue Conservation Science

3820 Cypress Drive, Suite 11, Petaluma, CA 94954

707-781-2555 ext. 344 (office)
415-233-1384 (patrol cell)
415-367-7482 (island)

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