Vacancy: Sea Turtle Biologist, Seychelles

Job Reference: SSZP001

The deadline for applying for this post has no expired. No further applications will be considered.

If you have applied already, please not that due to the large number of applications we have received, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Job Description

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Photo-ID research (to better understand the local turtle populations)
  • Database management
  • Sea turtle nesting patrols and data collection
  • Assisting with sea turtle dive and snorkels for research and education
  • Delivering presentations to resort guests, staff and the local community
  • Taking part in raising sea turtle conservation awareness awareness at the resort and in the local communites
  • Data collection for existing research programs in the Seychelles
  • Collaboration with NGO, research groups and individuals
  • Creating content for social media

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications, experience, and skills:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in marine biology, zoology, environmental science or related field.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Qualified SCUBA diver (Advanced Open Water or equivalent and above)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of, and a passion for, the marine environment and conservation
  • Knowledge of sea turtle nest excavation and monitoring
  • Experience handling large datasets, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Assets

  • Experience working in remote locations or resort with limited resources
  • Experience in a customer/guest facing role
  • Prior knowledge of R statistical language and analyses
  • Fluent in other languages
  • Knowledge of GIS or similar mapping software.

The Organisation

The Olive Ridley Project (ORP) is on a mission to protect sea turtles and their habitats through rescue and rehabilitation, education and outreach and scientific research. At the core of our work is a passionate and dedicated team of scientists, conservationists, citizen scientists and volunteers. We pride ourselves in being able to collaborate with a wide range of diverse groups in order to reach our goal and fill data gaps in sea turtle conservation. The charity is at the forefront of sea turtle conservation, influencing local policy makers, fishing communities and collaborating with research institutes. We currently have bases in Maldives, Oman, Kenya and Pakistan.

Furthermore we conduct research using Photo-ID methods to look at population stability, nesting activity and spatial distribution of sea turtles in the Indian Ocean. We have one of the largest turtle-ID databases in the world with just over 20,000 observations and work with an international team of experts to better develop the method.

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Six Senses Zil Pasyon, based in the Seychelles. Together, we are looking to employ an enthusiastic sea turtle biologist who will join the team to lead our sea turtle research and awareness programs.

How to Apply

The deadline for applying for this post has no expired. No further applications will be considered.

If you have applied already, please not that due to the large number of applications we have received, only successful candidates will be contacted.