Overview

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 entomologists 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 position will involve working with both 16 – 18-year-old school students and undergraduate university students in the field to explain survey methodologies and undertake entomological surveys as part of a large-scale monitoring programme. Methods include pitfall trapping, light trapping and malaise traps. Applicants should have experience of working in remote areas, survey experience and a biology or geography related degree.

In return, successful applicants receive full accommodation and food onsite, current and future research opportunities, networking and skills development, flight bursaries for more experienced candidates, 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.

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All Opwall field roles run between early June and Mid-August. Contract lengths can range from as short as two weeks up to ten weeks.
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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.