Research Assistant

Research Assistant

Research Assistants (RAs) experience a unique opportunity to assist our Science Staff in the attainment and processing of all data collected from the Dauin Long-Term Reef Monitoring Project. This one-month course is intended as an introduction into marine conservation science.

Research Assistants will not only learn practical, theoretical, problem-solving and analytical skills that will enhance their prospects as future conservationists, but will learn how to communicate science to local stakeholders through school education and community outreach programs.

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Skills Acquired

  • PADI Open Water SCUBA Certification
  • PADI Advanced Open Water SCUBA Certification
  • Intimate knowledge of coral reef ecosystems and processes
  • Intimate knowledge on Indo-Pacific coral, fish, benthic, invertebrate and disease identification
  • Underwater field training in 3-Dimensional reef modelling, diver operated Stereo Video System (SVS), benthic assays, and reef impact protocols (coral bleaching, coral disease, drupella spp. and crown of thorns starfish outbreaks
  • Data analysis of images using the most up to date software systems (CPCe, EventMeasure, AgiSoft MetaShape, Gwyddion and ImageJ)
  • ~50 training training and survey dives per month (weather permitting)
  • Experience working with Marine Scientists in a professional environment
  • Communicate science through community outreach activities
  • Career guidance and job placement training
  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months
  • No SCUBA experience necessary
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science (or equivalent) is preferable but not essential
  • Minimum 1-month commitment.
  • Available to begin the Research Assistant program on the 1st of each month
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  • PADI Open Water SCUBA Course (including PIC + Manual)
  • PADI Advanced Open Water SCUBA Course (including PIC + Manual)
  • 10 day coral reef ecology & physiology lecture series
  • Workshops on Indo-Pacific coral, fish, benthic, invertebrate and disease identification
  • Underwater field training in 3-Dimensional reef modelling, diver operated Stereo Video System (SVS), benthic assays, and reef impact protocols (coral bleaching, coral disease, drupella spp. and crown of thorns starfish outbreaks
  • Data analysis of images using the most up to date software systems (CPCe, EventMeasure, and AgiSoft)
  • ~50 training training and survey dives per month (weather permitting)
  • Marine sanctuary fees
  • SCUBA equipment (you will need to provide your own mask, fins, snorkel and wetsuit)
  • All necessary field equipment
  • 24hr in-country support
  • 3x meals Monday to Saturday
  • Accommodation
  • 24hr internet access
  • Airport / ferry pick-up from Dumaguete
  • IMR T-shirt
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All prices are marked in Philippine pesos

Uncertified
(5 weeks)
Open Water Certified
(5 weeks)
Advanced Open Water Certified
(4 weeks)
₱155,000 ₱135,000 ₱120,000

* Those requiring Open Water and/or Advanced Open Water training will be required to arrive one week prior to the start of the Research Assistant program (begins on the 1st of each month)

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  • Flights
  • Visa (beyond 30 days)
  • Travel and Diving Insurance
  • Additional drinks and excursions
  • Recreational dives (available on Sundays)
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Course Dates

Uncertified

Course Start Date Course End Date
24th December 2020 28th January 2021
25th January 2021 28th February 2021
22nd February 2021 28th March 2021
25th March 2021 28th April 2021
24th April 2021 28th May 2021
25th May 2021 28th June 2021
24th June 2021 28th July 2021
25th July 2021 28th August 2021
26th August 2021 28th September 2021
23rd September 2021 28th October 2021
25th October 2021 28th November 2021
24th November 2021 28th December 2021
24th December 2021 28th January 2022

Open Water SCUBA Certified

Course Start Date Course End Date
30th December 2020 28th January 2021
29th January 2021 28th February 2021
26th February 2021 28th March 2021
30th March 2021 28th April 2021
29th April 2021 28th May 2021
29th May 2021 28th June 2021
29th June 2021 28th July 2021
30th July 2021 28th August 2021
30th August 2021 28th September 2021
29th September 2021 28th October 2021
29th October 2021 28th November 2021
29th November 2021 28th December 2021
30th December 2021 28th January 2022

Advanced Open Water SCUBA Certified

Course Start Date Course End Date
1st January 2022 28th January 2021
1st February 2021 28th February 2021
1st March 2021 28th March 2021
1st April 2021 28th April 2021
1st May 2021 28th May 2021
1st June 2021 28th June 2021
1st July 2021 28th July 2021
1st August 2021 28th August 2021
1st September 2021 28th September 2021
1st October 2021 28th October 2021
1st November 2021 28th November 2021
1st December 2021 28th December 2021
1st January 2022 28th January 2022

2020 Course Dates

Uncertified

Start Date End Date
23rd December 2019 28th January
24th January 28th February
23rd February 28th March
24th March 28th April
23rd April 28th May
24th May 28th June

OW Certified

Start Date End Date
29th December 2019 28th January
29th January 28th February
25th February 28th March
28th March 28th April
27th April 28th May
29th May 28th June

AOW Certified

AOW Certified End Date
31st December 2019 28th January
31st January 28th February
28th February 28th March
31st March 28th April
30th April 28th May
31st May 28th June

Additional Courses

Research Fellow

Research Assistant + Divemaster Internship

Marine Research + Instructor Development