Vacancy: Whale Shark Research Placement

mwsrp logoA short term unpaid vacancy has emerged for September 2019. We're looking ideally for MSc level marine biologists (or similar) that are looking to gain some field experience and have the means and the time to dedicate 3 months to supporting our infield team in the Maldives.

The broad details of which are as follows:

To carry out a support role for two long-term infield coordinators. We are looking for someone who is able help MWSRP achieve its research and outreach objectives whilst bringing academic knowledge to compliment the practical experience of the coordinators and enhance the experience of our research volunteers.

Starting mid September 2019

2 week trial as part of a 3 month position. Potential to extend beyond 3 months if agreeable

Based on the local island of Dhigurah, South Ari atoll, Maldives.

Unpaid but accommodation, food and domestic speedboat transfer covered by MWSRP. (International flight to Male' not covered), MWSRP data archive also made available upon request for those seeking to write up a research project.

Favorable qualifications: MSc in Marine Biology or related degree. Dive Master. In-water rescue/surf lifesaving qualification.

If this is of interest and you would like to have more details and be considered for interview please send us a cover letter and a copy of your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the subject line: Research Placement Vacancy: *[Insert Your Name]* by 9th August 2019.

We accept and regret that this is not a position that is within everyone's means financially. If you are one of those that can justify the time but can not afford the international flight, we would encourage you to send in your CV and cover letter regardless, just make a note in your email and we'll take that into consideration.

Thanks again for your interest in MWSRP and I hope to hear from you.

Kind regards



MWSRP_Volunteer_Information Pre-booking_Pack (format .pdf, 2.2 MB)

source: The Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP)