The Shallow Marine Surveys Group
conducts research through diving and exploration in the South Atlantic. Founded in 2006, we are a group of marine scientists, dive enthusiasts, and volunteers from the local community, all with a desire to contribute towards high quality marine ecological science, inshore resource assessments, conservation and education. Based in the Falkland Islands, we operate throughout the Falklands archipelago and the South Atlantic; most recently South Georgia, Ascension Island, St Helena Islands, and Tristan da Cunha.
SMSG welcomes contact from local and international organisations who wish to collaborate on marine research or seek advice on the logistics of research in the South Atlantic. We also invite contact from postgraduate students who may be considering proposals for research in inshore marine ecological studies.
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Intern / Field Science Officer (Falkland Cetaceans)
Closing Date 29 August 2016
SAERI is seeking to recruit a Cetacean Field Science Officer to work within the two-year research project ‘Dolphins of the kelp: Data priorities for Falklands’ inshore cetaceans’. The post is for a period of 1 year commencing in October 2016.
The Field Science Officer will contribute to day-to-day operations and reporting; they will be responsible for field equipment maintenance, volunteer organisation and training, and some fieldwork logistics; they will participate in public outreach, helping with design, conducting and leading some fieldwork, data entry, analyses, and write-up, with the potential to lead on a scientific publication.
This project will be conducted by a team of two staff, a project manager and a project officer, in collaboration with 5 partner organisations: Falklands Conservation, Austral Biodiversity Ltd, Shallow Marine Surveys Group (SMSG-Falklands), Oregon State University, and the University of St. Andrews.
The position will be based in the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute’s (SAERI) head office in Stanley.
The salary will be circa £18K pa (Salary Grade H1) depending upon experience and qualifications. The package will include airfares for the post holder at the beginning and end of contract and favourable income tax rates.
For a detailed job description and application form see the SAERI website or contact: