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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

VOLUNTEER: Chesapeake DolphinWatch seeks part-time volunteer in Maryland, USA

We are currently searching for a Volunteer Research Assistant to assist with a citizen scientist project called Chesapeake DolphinWatch (www.umces.edu/dolphinwatch) at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) in Solomons, Maryland, U.S.A. This position is for approximately 20 hours per week for 3 months with the possibility of extension. Duties will include dolphin data verification, data analysis, managing app software, hydrophone retrievals and deployments, and interacting with citizen scientists via email and social media. The project involves the use of C-POD click detectors therefore experience with these devices, or similar types, will be preferable. Applicants should be familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with working with citizen scientists, marine mammals, and sound analysis is desirable. The ability to format and analyze data in Excel or the R software package and perform GIS mapping is also preferable. For more details, please contact the project coordinator, Jamie Testa (jctesta@umces.edu). Minimum requirement is a B.S. degree with at least 3 months research experience. This volunteer position is unpaid. Anticipated start date is 20 September 2019. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references (including email and phone) to be received by 7 September 2019 by email to dolphinwatchcb@umces.edu with CDW-VOL in the subject line.
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Jamie C. Testa
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Pronouns: she, her, hers

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