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 large mammal specialists 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 about all our sites is available on the website.

There are two separate potential skill-sets needed for the role of large mammal specialists; experience with camera tracking, and experience with tracks and signs. Some of our expeditions require both, some require one or the other; please specify in your application where your experience lies.

Applicants should have experience of working in the field with a biological undergraduate degree level or higher or equivalent experience. Experience of conducting similar work with large mammals would be ideal, but most important is a desire to learn and enthusiasm for conducting field work in remote locations.

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 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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