[Annelida] Job - Falklands benthic survey

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by g.read from niwa.co.nz)
Tue Apr 1 14:25:51 EST 2008


Opportunity for someone.
Re-posting, original post Marine-B.

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Project Officer/Benthic Ecologist - Falkland Islands

Project Officer: Falkland Islands Shallow Marine Programme

The Shallow Marine Surveys Group in conjunction with Falklands
Conservation is inviting applications from suitably qualified
scientists to lead a two-year fully funded investigation into the
shallow marine environment of the Falkland Islands. The successful
applicant will be an experienced diver with a background in the
collection and identification of benthic marine fauna. A solid
knowledge of database and GIS systems will also be required. There
will be some weekend and after hours work as well as extended field
work in remote locations.

Falkland Islands Shallow Marine Programme's objective is to provide
baseline data about the wildlife of the shallow marine environment of
the Falkland Islands. For a nation comprising over 700 islands and a
correspondingly large coastline, little is known about the inshore
environment around the Falkland Islands.

●       Salary £26,000/$US52,000 per annum
●       2 year contract

Some of the duties include:
●       Planning and conducting shallow marine surveys and
expeditions
●       Managing and building on the National Marine Invertebrates
Collection
●       Reviewing the legislation and processes leading to the
establishment
of Marine Nature Reserves and Marine Protected areas in other
countries
●       Planning for the production of a field guide to the shallow
marine environment
●       Report writing and contributing to peer reviewed
publications.

The ideal candidate should have a PhD or equivalent experience in
biology/zoology.
Experience should include:
●       A good knowledge of benthic ecology
●       Marine invertebrate taxonomy
●       The application of modern statistical methods
●       Geographical Information Systems
●       A well documented SCUBA history including cold water diving
●       RIB/motor boat handling qualifications

For further information and a full job description please contact Dr.
Paul Brickle (pbrickle from smsg-falklands.org) or Wetjens Dimmlich
(wdimmlich from smsg-falklands.org).

Letters of application and CVs should reach Shallow Marine Surveys
Group via the e-mail addresses above before 20th April 2008.

Please visit www.smsg-falklands.org to learn more about the Shallow
Marine Surveys Group and www.falklandsconservation.com for more
information about Falklands Conservation.





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