Field assistant positions for Marion Island 2018-2019- CLOSED


Three field assistant positions (2 x "Sealers" and 1 x "Whaler") are once again available at Marion Island, April 2018 - May 2019. All three positions are embedded within the research programme: "Marion Island Marine Mammals: Individual Variation and Population Processes in Changing Environments"

For instructions and more information:

Mammalogist- Seals

Mammalogist- Killer Whales

Please read the advertisements carefully and follow the application instructions therein.

 An overview documentary of what you might expect in these positions can be                       viewed here and further insight about our science gained by looking at our                           publications. Additional information about the positions and a background to the               programme can be found on our programme history, 'working with us' and                           FAQ pages.

If you want a good idea of what life as a sealer is all about on Marion, consider purchasing a copy of our book - 'Pain forms the Character' 

Inquiries and cover letters may be sent to Ms Kate du Toit ( and cc to the Principal Investigator of this specific project: Prof Nico de Bruyn (

DEADLINE: 20 November 2017