16 09 2009

Long term study of southern elephant seals

POSITION: Volunteer field helper for elephant seal research

DURATION: 3 months, September-November 2009

CONTACT: Filippo Galimberti, fil_esrg@eleseal.org

We have an urgent needing for an extra volunteer field helper for the
2009 field season of a long term project on southern elephant seals
carried out by the Elephant Seal Research Group. The field work site is
Sea Lion Island (Falkland Islands). More details on the project are
available on the research team web site: www.eleseal.org.

One of our field helper had a serious family problem and so is not
able to come. The field work season starts very soon, and the other
helpers are arriving in the Falklands on September 5th. We are looking
for candidates wishing to arrive the same date, or with a maximum delay
of one week. There is only one flight per week, from Santiago (Chile)
on Saturday.

Successful applicants will receive adequate training and will help
with tagging, marking, counts, behavioral observations, handling of
pups, and collection of biological sampling. Volunteers will be
supervised by the PIs and/or by trained technicians. Previous
experience of field work is appreciated but not essential. The field
season runs for approximately 3 months, from the beginning of September
to the end of November. Only applicants who can stay for the whole
season can be taken into consideration. Applicants should pay all
expenses required to get to the field work site, and telephone/Internet
expenses while at Sea Lion Island. Accommodation at Sea Lion Island is
rather basic and self-catering. Applicants will be required to work for
the whole length of the day, seven days per week (with half day per
week of rest). The work is physically demanding, and it is often
carried out in rather bad weather conditions. People without a good
tolerance to cold are discouraged to apply. The island is a wonderful
place with a rich and tame wildlife.

To apply please send a cover letter describing your interest in the
position and a CV or resume to Filippo Galimberti at fil_esrg@eleseal.
org, and copy to fil_esrg@prodigy.net.mx. Contact information for one
or more references is appreciated but not essential. Due to the very
close deadline, the first candidate with an acceptable CV will be


The ESRG team

Filippo Galimberti, PhD
Elephant Seal Research Group

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