Published: May 15, 2023

Location: Philippines


Closing Date: June 1, 2023

Salary: 20,000 php/month

Research Technician

About the organisation

The Institute for Marine Research is a grassroots non-profit organisation that aims to conduct long-term and fine-scale research on coastal marine ecosystems, using this scientific evidence to educate, transform, and encourage locally-led marine conservation strategies within the Philippines.

About the role

  • Conduct all lecturing and underwater training components for IMR Research Assistants (RAs) with quality, integrity and accuracy to ensure uniformity of all data collected as part of the Dauin long-term reef monitoring project.
  • Conduct routine administrative tasks related to attainment and input of IMR data
  • Assist in the attainment of data for all underwater research projects carried out by the IMR and collaborating researchers
  • Conduct data analysis using EventMeasure, CPCe, ReefCloud, AgiSoft and ImageJ softwares
  • Conduct SCUBA training from Open Water to Divemaster
  • Create underwater content to be used for social media, outreach campaigns and reef reporting
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, ensuring to achieve weekly goals



  • Bachelor of Marine Science (or equivalent)
  • PADI Dive Instructor (or equivalent)
  • Underwater photographer
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Experience leading/assisting variety of underwater research projects
  • Strong communication skills, comfortable speaking in front of a large audience
  • Previous experience working within coral reef ecology
  • Ability to work as part of a dynamic and multi-cultural team


  • Masters degree in Marine Science (or equivalent)
  • Previous experience working within an NGO
  • Previous experience with EventMeasure, ReefCloud and AgiSoft programs

Salary and benefits

  • 20,000 php monthly salary
  • Visa
  • 5x day work week
  • 14-day paid leave
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • On-site accommodation

Start date

6 months full-time, with an immediate start date.

How to apply

Submit CV and cover letter to