CIRCE - Volunteering - Students
The creation of CIRCE in 1999 came mainly from the need to create a platform that could offer logistics to students doing their thesis, whether a PhD, MSc or BSc. CIRCE can has different type of offers depending on the type of thesis and period of time available for the student. It is important that you understand that due to the different project we are involved in we cannot always have students and that we may have last minute openings for you. Depending on the time of the year, we can offer housing in a shared house with other student/volunteers/researchers. However, we don't have the resources to remunerate students. We are used to working with Universities to establish agreements however it is the responsibility of the student to start the process with its own University.
Practical for students:
You can do your practical training at our research centre for period between 2 and 6 months if you are enrolled in a University. This will give you a first experience on cetacean research and can be a good starting point in your CV. Note that we do not take students on practical training between June and August due to other programs already in place such as the Research Assistant Program that can be validated as a practical.
During 2013, CIRCE is offering 5 Master projects all based on photo-identification techniques and mark-recapture models to study long-finned pilot whales of the Strait of Gibraltar and the Alboran Sea. All of these projects will take place between February and May 2013 with housing offered in a shared room with other students/volunteers/researchers/staff next to our research centre in Pelayo, Cadiz, Spain. However, if you would like to stay for a longer period of time it will be at your own expenses. In order to apply for these projects, you should send an email to philippe(a)circe.info with your CV and a cover letter showing only relevant experience related to the project you are interested in. You can apply for these projects until the 19th of November. Chosen candidates will be advised on the 26th of November.
1. Impact of biopsy sampling on the survival rate of long-finned pilot whales (pdf)
2. Impact of an epizootic on the social structure of long-finned pilot whales (pdf)
3. Survival rate of long-finned pilot whales in the Alboran Sea (pdf)
4. Impact of an epizootic on the survival rate of long-finned pilot whales (pdf)
5. Social structure of long-finned pilot whales in the Alboran Sea (pdf)