The position will involve giving a series of ecology and conservation-based lectures to school students aged 16-18 at our field station in Nkhata Bay on Lake Malawi from 2nd July to 7th August. Lake Malawi is a unique freshwater system with incredibly diverse cichlid populations, and the research focus is on the speciation mechanisms that drive and maintain this high level of diversity. The successful applicant may also be required to give practicals in survey methodologies and techniques. Applicants should have experience of working in the field, have at least an undergraduate degree in a biology based subject and have teaching experience. Experience working and diving in freshwater habitats is desirable.
All candidates must be qualified PADI Divemasters or equivalent.
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.