Do you want to be part of the first marine eradication programme in South Africa?
Carcinus meanas, commonly known as the European shore crab, is an alien crab that has large populations in Table and Hout Bay harbours in Cape Town.
Marine biologists at Stellenbosch University are undertaking a trial eradication in Hout Bay and are looking to employ a dynamic eradication field team.
Who should apply? Reliable, organised, individuals with good people skills. A biological background and management experience will be an advantage.
What does the job entail? Organising logistics (e.g. storage of the traps, buying of bait) and managing an eradication team of ten people (e.g. ensuring traps are set on time and bait is prepared for the following day). The eradication manager will also be responsible for collating data and entering it into Excel.
Who should apply? Reliable, fit and healthy, hardworking people who are willing to learn new things and work in any weather conditions. A biological background is not essential.
What does the job entail? Setting and retrieving traps in Hout Bay harbour. Preparing bait, handling crabs, maintaining traps and accurately recording data. You need to be willing to answer questions from the public about the project.
This project will start in mid-June and will run Monday to Friday for an estimated 8 weeks. We will kick-off with a training workshop during which all theoretical and practical aspects of the project will be explained.
If you are interested please email Dr Tammy Robinson of the Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University.