Bat Scientist

Operation Wallacea


Volunteer • Full Time

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 bat scientists for our research sites at various locations. We have vacancies available from 4-8 weeks between the months of June and early August. Possible locations include: Indonesia, Mexico, Transylvania and Honduras. Information on all our sites is available on our website.

The role of the expedition bat scientist is to carry out bat surveys as part of a large-scale monitoring programme. Applicants should have experience of working in the field, a biological undergraduate degree or higher (or other relevant experience), and experience in mist-netting and handling.

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

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

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