Job opportunity: BCSS is looking for a Fieldwork Manager

BCSS is looking for an experienced person in marine sciences to join our Ocean Observatory in the Bazaruto Archipelago to permanently manage & execute a variety of projects under the research station themes, as well as help with the internships/volunteering programs.

You will join a young but active research team with a lot of hands-on, and sea-going experience running the Observatory and the data management units. The position combines research work in various marine science disciplines that requires teamwork, multi-tasking abilities, problems forecasting & solving, scientific writing, as well as a solid mindset to work in a remote and isolated environment. BCSS offers professional training beyond the person capabilities, a generous salary to match experience, as well as a convenient leave schedule to be coordinated with the Chief Scientist to always maintain an experienced scientist onsite at all times to run the Observatory.

Position: Research Manager (full-time)
Location: Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
Start date: October/November 2021
Leave schedule: 3/1 months (on/off)
Salary: Competitive salary & conditions based on experience
Benefits: Accommodation, Food, Transport to/from mainland included
Applications open: September 2021
Reporting to: General Director and Chief Scientist Dr. Mario Lebrato
Full job description

To succeed in this position, it is pivotal that the person has a track-record in oceanography and/or marine biology with fieldwork & project execution experience. The BCSS work involves ocean expeditions, mooring maintenance, sensor deployment & recovery, NISKIN deployments & seawater sampling, marine animals’ identification, large animals fishing, tagging, and handling fish in all kinds of open ocean conditions. The position also involves diving in a basic technical capacity down to 36 m (max), as well as previous diving (research preferred) experience. The person is also expected to have published peer-reviewed publications, as well as having the capacity to communicate to the public scientific findings in reports, articles, or any kind of communication. The day-to-day job will involve a lot of coordination & discussion with the rest of the team, and in particular with the Chief Scientist onsite. It is expected that this position produces high-end scientific articles with the team as PI or co-PI, which then need to be translated into public communications with the Press department. Previous experience on this is also desired. The person will also work alongside other members of the team on the internships/volunteering programs to ensure participants complete the fieldwork tasks within their programs scope.

For the full job description, please click here.

This position is exclusively for people that have the right to work and live in Mozambique. Applicants are responsible for their own visa.

Please send your CV and one-page cover letter to with the subject title ‘Research Manager Application’.

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