Photo-ID Research Assistant - Sea Mammal Research Unit

Posted: 31 March 2021

Closing: 13 April 2021

Category: MASTS

School of Biology, Sea Mammal Research Unit
Salary: £27,511 - £32,816 per annum
Start Date: 19th May 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter
Fixed Term: 1 year, in the first instance     

Closing date: 13 April 2021

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and dedicated person to work on a long-running project within a supportive team at the Sea Mammal Research Unit. The appointed research assistant will be responsible for collecting photo-ID data of harbour seals during approximately 6 weeks over the months of June and July, at one of the study areas (Orkney or Isle of Skye). Main jobs also include processing the collected photo-identification data by grading photographs and identifying individual seals using freely available pattern matching software Wild-ID and manual matching.  

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