[Coral-List] Great job for marine bioligists in southern Chile
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> We are a private Foundation that is building up a
> biological field station in Chilean Patagonia.
> Huinay Scientific Field Station is situated 100 km
> south of Puerto Montt, in the fjord Comau; it is the
> only biological station in a Chilean fjord. The
> surrounding are characterized by steep mountains and
> volcanoes. Humid climate year round gives rise to an
> extremely lush vegetation characterized by extra
> tropical rain forests.
> The small village Huinay with its approx. 25
> inhabitants can only be accessed by a 1 hour
> boat-trip from Hornopiren. Most infrastructure -
> except some small shops and a rural hospital - is
> located in Puerto Montt, a 3 to 4 h drive or bus
> trip from Hornopiren.
> The station has a dry and a wet laboratory, diving
> infrastructure and lodging facilities. Laboratories
> are still in process of being equipped, the building
> quite new and national and international projects
> are just starting.
> We have telephone and internet access through
> satellite and a hydroelectric plant. Two
> administrators and a boat captain are constantly
> working on the station. There are two biologists in
> charge of the scientific operation who are
> approximately half the time on the station.
> Scientists are visiting throughout the year, but
> most come between December and April.
> We are looking for a technical-scientific assistant
> for one year, beginning in August 2004, with the
> following abilities. He/She should:
> - have good English and Spanish
> communication abilities, German is of adavantage
> - profound diving skills and experience (dry
> suit diving). PADI Dive Master or CMAS Gold is of
> - have technical understanding and basic
> skills to take care of diving equipment (compressor,
> tanks, regulators,..) as well as laboratory
> equipment (microscope, binoculars, aquaria,..)
> - have scientific interest and understanding
> to represent the station towards visitors and local
> - be flexible and should be able to
> improvise (South America experience is of advantage)
> - have basic computer skills (Excel, Word,
> - bring an own dry-suit (water temperatures
> may be as low as 6°C)
> The work includes:
> - assisting and accompanying the scientific
> directors with their projects during field work
> (dives, boat trips)
> - accompanying visiting scientists on dive
> trips: showing dive sites and taking care that
> diving and sampling rules are respected
> - being the contact person for visiting
> scientists (e.g. explaining logistics and
> infrastructure at the station, explaining lab rules
> and helping that lab work goes smoothly)
> - taking care of diving and laboratory
> equipment (daily care, maintenance, minor repairs)
> - filling tanks or supervising tank filling
> - presenting the station to visitors and
> explaining ongoing projects
> - assisting the scientific directors in
> miscellaneous tasks (e.g. acquisition and transport
> of equipment, material and diving statistics)
> We offer:
> - 550.000 CLP/ month negotiable
> - Free lodging and food on the station
> - 6 days off every month (flexible handling
> is possible and necessary)
> - Health insurance included
> For more questions, please contact:
> Vreni Häussermann, e-mail: vh at huinay.cl
> You can look at pictures from the station and its
> diverse marine life at our private website:
> The official website of the station is still in work
> We are looking forward to your applications
> including a CV.
> Vreni Haeussermann, Dipl. biologist, PhD student
> Director of the Huinay scientific field station
> Webpage: http://people.freenet.de/haeussermann
> field of work: Chilean sea anemones
> Present address: Universidad Austral de Chile
> Campus Isla Teja; Valdivia, Chile
> Phone: 0056-63-249928, Fax: 0056-63-221455
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