Overview

We are currently recruiting for a Marine Biologist with experience on seagrass and fish research to work in Croatia on Silba Island. The position will be for eight weeks between 15th of June and 7th of August.

The role will involve working with 16 – 18 year old high school students and University undergraduates in the field. The main tasks and responsibilities will be to explain survey methodologies and lead field surveys with students, as well as the teaching of ecological principles. Surveys are done around the island and islets nearby. The research aims are to follow the conservation status of local Posidonia oceanica meadows by looking at health indicators (shoot density, habitat coverage, presence of mechanical damage and litter, invasive species, etc.) and based on the state of fish community (species, abundance, etc.).

Applicants should have experience of working in remote areas (in the Mediterranean will be advantageous), field survey experience on seagrass and fish, and a biology related degree. The successful candidate should also have a minimum of advanced open-water PADI level or similar, a higher level would be an advantage.

In return, successful applicants receive full accommodation and food onsite, networking and skills development, flight bursaries for more experienced candidates, and of course the opportunity to contribute towards long-term conservation efforts.

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