Job posting: Field Scientist

Manage and develop Blue Ventures’ volunteer science training programme, working closely with other staff on site.

  • Prepare, present and update lectures to volunteers on all subjects covered within Blue Ventures’ science training programme.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in all practical and methodological skills and techniques covered in the programme.
  • Oversee volunteer training carried out by staff on site, to maintain quality control of science training programme.
  • Coordinate all day-to-day research and community outreach activities carried out during expeditions, within the strategic plan of the research programme.
  • Instruct and supervise methodological and sampling design.
  • Adapt and develop research methodologies to suit local conditions, where necessary simplifying methodological design to be appropriate for non-specialist survey personnel.
  • Plan, undertake and lead research SCUBA dives.
  • Oversee data collection and validation testing to ensure accurate data collection.
  • Ensure that all data are entered correctly and efficiently, checked and analysed within an appropriate timescale and sent to the MEL team in London every expedition.
  • Ensure all data is backed up appropriately on external hard drives on site and in London.

Programme management and development:

  • Identify opportunities for grants and funding within country x to develop Blue Ventures research and conservation programmes
  • Oversight of grant management and reporting for project x with guidance from the Conservation Director and Finance Director


  • Work with other research staff on site to produce regular research updates, blogs and social media updates, summarising efforts, findings and results.

Additional duties shared by all staff on site.

  • Support diving and logistical staff on site with the day-to-day running of the project.
  • Ensure that site rules and regulations are respected and adhered to by all personnel.
  • Liaise with UK staff in the preparation of funding bids and proposals to support the research programme on site.
  • Maintain the morale and enthusiasm of volunteers throughout all aspects of the expedition.

For a full description of the role including responsibilities and how to apply, please click here.