Freshwater Fish Scientist in Peru

Operation Wallacea


Volunteer • Full Time Samira Alayej

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes across 15 research sites worldwide.

We are currently recruiting a leading Freshwater Fish Scientist for our research site in Peru. The vacancy is available for an 8-week period within the months of June to August.

This role involves comparison of two local fishing methods to examine fish populations, including abundance measures using catch per unit effort (CPUE) for both individuals and biomass (kg), and demography using age structure determined from standard length measurements. The data can be used to determine the impact of climate change on this important resource for local people and there is flexibility for incorporating personal interests in the research.

The position will also involve working with both 16-18-year-old school students and undergraduate university students in the field to explain survey methodologies. Applicants should have experience of working in the field, good communication and organisation skills.

In return, the successful applicant will receive full accommodation and food onsite, potential current and future research opportunities, networking and skills development and of course the opportunity to contribute towards long-term conservation efforts.

Should you have any further questions about this post and about our research in Peru, please contact the country manager for this site, Georgie Scott at

If you would like to apply for the position, please fill in our online application form at

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