Seasonal Field Worker
BirdLife Malta are looking for two research assistants to join their international team in seabird
research and conservation in the Maltese Islands. The work is part of an EU-Life+ funded project
aiming to identify marine Important Bird Areas for seabirds breeding in the Maltese Islands.
Dates: 1st March 2013 – 31st October 2013
Number of positions: 2
- Excellent bird identification skills, especially seabirds
- Good team work and interpersonal skills
- Familiarity with working long hours offshore onboard small vessels and aircraft
- Qualification in handling birds
- Experience in collecting, handling, digitising and analysing biological dataPhysical fitness (for essential fieldwork, e.g. on cliffs at night)
- Flexible attitude
- Previous experience or a working knowledge of the European Seabirds at Sea (ESAS) methodology
- Possession of a C ringing licence (UK), equivalent or higher
Description of duties:
- Seabird research and conservation science work: Boat based seabird counts, following ESAS (European Seabirds at Sea) methodology.
- Land based surveying of seabird colonies (raft-counts at day, call registrations at night)
- Aerial radio-tracking surveys of seabirds
- Mist-netting, ringing, measuring and tagging seabirds in their colonies
- Predator management and on-site habitat maintenance work
- Inputting, processing and analysing collected data, filing reports (Excel, Paradox, ArcGIS)
Please apply by downloading and filling in the application form.
Please provide the contact details of two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject: EU-LIFE Malta Seabird Project - Application for research assistant vacancy. CVs will not be considered.
Applications close 31st December 2012. Telephone/Skype interviews will take place in the first
half of January, with successful applicants notified at the end of January.