|Subject:||Job vacancy - Research Assistant|
|From:||"Lacey, Claire" <>|
|Date:||Thu, 19 Mar 2009 14:34:57 -0000|
Apologies for cross-posting.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) works to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation of animals, protecting wildlife habitats, and assisting animals in distress.
Song of the Whale (SOTW) is a 22m purpose built British registered sailing vessel designed to provide a flexible working platform for our onboard research team. Using passive acoustic and visual techniques, the team carries out studies of threatened and endangered marine mammals and their habitats, educates students, trains scientists and develops and disseminates non-invasive research techniques around the world.
We seek an enthusiastic and well qualified RESEARCH ASSISTANT to join our multidisciplinary team on a 6 month Fixed Term Contract. Salary c. £22,000 (pro rata).
The post holder will participate in the design, implementation, analysis and reporting of research projects from RV Song of the Whale in addition to taking part in outreach and advocacy work carried out by the team. For further information about the SOTW team and projects please see www.ifaw.org/sotw.
· Education to university higher degree level in a relevant scientific/technical subject.
· A broad knowledge of cetacean research techniques, including passive acoustics, signal processing techniques and concepts, and statistics
· A good working knowledge of computing including relational database design, and experience of a relational database system, preferably Microsoft Access, as well as preferably appropriate programming languages such as Matlab, Visual Basic and/or SPLUS.
· Excellent communication and personal skills to work with a diverse team of colleagues often in challenging conditions; and to communicate with variety of audiences including media and general public. Multi-lingual skills an advantage.
· At least three years experience in the field of cetacean science or field research would be advantageous.
· Experience and background knowledge of marine mammal acoustics and vocalisations both in the field and in analysis of acoustic data
· Experience of working in a team and with researchers in other institutions both nationally and internationally.
· Experience of working on and handling small boats would be very useful.
How to apply
Complete the application form which can be downloaded with the full job description from www.ifaw.org/uk/employment
Return the application form together with your cv by:
RecruitUK, IFAW, 89 Albert Embankment,
CVs will not be accepted without the completed application form.
Applications to be received no later than 4pm on the 31st March 09. Interviews will likely be conducted during the week 20th April. The successful candidate would be required to take up the post by the beginning of June 09.
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