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Aerial Observer Position – Right Whale Research Program

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 30/09/2015
Company Name Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS),
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The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) is seeking right whale aerial survey observers for the upcoming 2016 winter/spring season (approximately January 1st to May 15th, 2016).

Observers will work with the aerial team documenting the abundance, distribution, and behavior of North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay and adjacent waters. Responsibilities include: participation in marine mammal aerial surveys including photography and data collection, photo analysis, data entry, and associated work; as part of an ongoing long term study of North Atlantic right whales.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: prior experience as a marine mammal aerial survey observer (highly desired), experience in matching right whales (or other species of cetaceans), familiarity with digital SLR cameras, proficient and accurate data entry skills, at least a B.S. with courses in biology, personal transportation, enthusiasm and willingness to enhance field and lab based research skills, and the ability to work and live successfully in a team environment. This is a full-time temporary/seasonal position.

CCS has a long history of conservation and research work with the North Atlantic right whale, information about the CCS Right Whale Research Program is available at:

Please submit cover letter and resume highlighting relevant aerial experience along with contact information for three professional references together in one PDF document by September 30, 2015 to:

Stephanie Richardson
Human Resource Manager
Email: srichardson@coastalstudies.org
115 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

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