Research Fellowship

Research Fellows

This exclusive program is intended for those currently involved in marine science and conservation, and are looking for the complete professional experience to dramatically enhance their prospects as future scientists. As a Fellow for IMR, not only will you gain experience in the field working with innovative and fine-scale research techniques, but engross yourselves in the knowledge and responsibilities required to lead each component of our research project. IMRs Fellows are our leaders in the field, maintaining and developing our current research projects, processing and analyzing our data, whilst learning how to create new research questions and build a research project from the beginning. With this knowledge, our Fellows will also be key lecturers and mentors to our upcoming Research Assistants. IMR proudly creates professional and well-rounded Marine Scientists, who leave with the knowledge and confidence to develop independent research projects and work with Institutes around the world to develop and communicate our current understanding of coastal ecosystems.

In order for our Fellows to take complete leadership and responsibility over each of our research projects, spaces are limited to 4 Fellows at a time. Suitable applicants must attach their Curriculum Vitae (CV) with their application form, and be available for a Skype interview.

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Skills Acquired

  • 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
  • Experience lecturing on coral reef ecology topics
  • Data analysis of images using the most up to date software systems (CPCe, EventMeasure, and ArcGis)
  • Leadership experience within a Non-Profit NGO
  • Experience working with Marine Scientists in a professional environment
  • Experience realising, teaching, and cultivating innovative research techniques
  • Experience leading each component of our Research Assistant course
  • Data processing, statistical and analytical skills
  • Communicate science through community outreach activities
  • ~50 training and science dives per month (weather permitting)
  • Career guidance and job placement training
  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months
  • PADI Divemaster (or equivalent)
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science (or equivalent)
  • Minimum 3-month commitment
  • Ability to conduct independent research projects within the organisation
  • Knowledge of R or Statistica software
  • Fellows are encouraged to assist in advancing the program by bringing innovative ideas, as well as starting their own research project through the Institute
  • Available to begin the Fellowship on the 1st of the month
Anemone / clownfish fish in Apo Island, Philipines
  • 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 (tanks, weight belt and weights only)
  • All necessary field equipment
  • 24hr in-country support
  • 3x meals Monday to Saturday
  • Accommodation
  • 24hr internet access
  • Airport / ferry pick-up from Dumaguete
  • 2x IMR T-shirts
Red sea turtle swimming under the surface of the sea in Dauin, Philippines

All prices are marked in Philippine pesos

Price
₱205,500 (₱68,500 per month)
Anemone / clownfish fish in Apo Island, Philipines
  • Flights
  • Visa (beyond 30 days)
  • Travel and Diving Insurance
  • SCUBA Equipment (Gear hire available)
  • Additional drinks and excursions
  • Recreational dives (available on Sundays)
Red sea turtle swimming under the surface of the sea in Dauin, Philippines

2019 Course Dates

31st July

28th October

31st August

28th November

30th September

28th December

31st October

29th January 2020

2020 Course Dates

31st January

28th April

28th February

28th May

31st March

28th June

30th April

28th July

31st May

28th August

30th June

28th September

31st July

28th October

31st August

28th November

30th September

28th December

31st October

29th January 2021

Additional Courses

Research Assistant

Research Assistant + Divemaster

Research Assistant + Instructor Development