We are currently recruiting a small mammal scientist to work at various locations. The positions will be from four to eight weeks between June and early August.

The position will involve various different surveys including using traps to assess the diversity, distribution and abundance of different species. 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 small 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, 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.


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.