Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes across 13 countries worldwide.
We are currently recruiting bat scientists to work at various locations across South & Central America, Africa, Europe & Asia. Positions will be from four to eight weeks between June and early August, and information on all our sites is available on the website.
The role of the expedition bat scientist is to carry out bat surveys as part of a large-scale monitoring programme. Applicants should have experience of working in the field, a biological undergraduate degree or higher (or other relevant experience), and experience in mist-netting and handling.
In return, successful applicants receive full accommodation and food onsite, potential current and future research opportunities, networking and skills development, flight bursaries for more experienced scientists, and of course the opportunity to contribute towards long-term conservation efforts.
The positions will be filled as and when we find suitable candidates so if you are interested please apply as soon as you can to give yourself the best chance. The positions do involve working with minors so if successful you will be asked to complete a background check.