Job Vacancy in the Maldives for a Sea Turtle Veterinarian
We have an exciting opportunity at our marine turtle rescue centre in the Maldives. We are looking for a full-time veterinarian who is able to work independently, but be in close communication with our lead veterinarian.
The successful candidate will work on a six-month rotation and ideally be able to commit to two full rotations (February 2018 – August 2018 and February 2019 – August 2019).
This unique position will enable the chosen candidate to further their personal development within veterinarian science and provide flexibility to pursue other interests during the six- month period off island.
This is a paid position, relocation costs up to 500$ will be covered. Start date is 17 February 2018.
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 14th December 2017. Please note that due to the large volumes of emails we usually get from job postings we may not be able to respond to all emails.
Please find the information in the following link http://oliveridleyproject.org/vacancies/
The Olive Ridley Project (ORP) is dedicated to removing and reducing the number of derelict fishing nets in the Indian Ocean and to protecting vulnerable marine turtles that fall victim to this ghost gear and habitat destruction. We achieve this by training volunteers to remove derelict fishing gear, safely rescue trapped animals, and record important information about the gear and animals entangled in it. Furthermore we conduct research using Photo-ID methods to look at population stability, nesting activity and spatial distribution nationwide in the Maldives. We have one of the largest turtle-ID databases in the world with just over 12,000 observations and work with an international team of experts to better develop and standardize the method.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our passionate team at ORP. We have a full time 6 month rolling position available as lead turtle vet during our summer months. The position will begin on 17th February 2018 and end August 18th 2018. The ideal candidate will be able to commit to two rotations and willing to return for a second 6 month duration in 2019.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
• Providing the necessary care for injured sea turtles housed at the Rescue Centre
• Releasing the sea turtles once they are deemed fit to be returned to the wild
• Input ghost gear and ghost fishing data into central database
• Conduct Turtle Photo ID excursions
• Maintain Turtle ID Program
• Arranging transportation for injured sea turtles found elsewhere in the country to the rescue centre
• Conducting tours of the Rescue Centre for guests of the resort; conducting educational presentations
• Conducting other guest activities not to exceed 3 excursions and 5 presentations per week
• Ordering medications & medical equipment
• Training Marine Biologists and citizen scientists stationed around the country on sea turtle first aid
• Writing social media posts regarding turtle patients
• Tissue sampling for DNA analysis
• Applying satellite tags & updating tracking data
• Supervising volunteers or students who come for training
• Take part in raising overall environmental awareness at the
• Develop a structured turtle biology course aimed at short term volunteers and long term Maldivian interns
The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications, experience, and skills:
• Minimum qualified Veterinarian with experience working with sea turtles
• Fluent in spoken and written English
• Excellent communication skills
• Comfortable swimmer in the ocean
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Knowledge of, and a passion for, the marine environment and conservation
• Experience working in a remote location with limited resources
• Experience handling large datasets, excel, powerpoint, etc.
• Fluent in other languages