We are hiring !

marine biologist

We are looking for you!

We’re seeking a passionate and organized Marine Biologist to join our team at Gili Shark Conservation / NGO Gili Matra Bersama. If you’re a certified dive professional with experience in marine science/conservation and a knack for data analysis, we want to hear from you! This role involves collecting data for various research projectsteaching ocean lovers  all about scientific diving and guide scientific dives. 

* Please note: This position is only open to Indonesian citizens.

What are we looking for?

Are you an experienced diver, seeking a new challenge that aligns with your passion for the ocean and conservation? We’re looking for someone just like you! At Gili Shark Conservation, we’re on the lookout for a dedicated individual with a background in marine science or conservation and a love for marine life, especially elasmobranchs. If you’re super organized, excel at problem-solving, love educating others, and thrive in a dynamic team environment, we want to hear from you!


  • You are highly motivated and are ready for a new challenge in your life
  • You are a friendly, outgoing person who loves to take initiative.
  • You have a strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail and ability to keep a helicopter view.
  • You have the ability to work effectively under pressure and maintain composure in challenging situations.
  • You are a confident diver (divemaster or instructor) with experience in diving in currents and managing the planning and logistics of research diving.
  • You love teaching others about the importance of conservation and how to become a scientific diver and get excited about the oppertunity to become a Conservation Diver Trainer.
  • You are flexible and able to adapt well to change.
  • You have a strong passion for making positive changes through conservation efforts and have creative ideas on how to achieve this.
  • You have a minimum of 1 year’s experience in a similar position and are ready to start a new adventure in your career asap.
  • You love working in a small team and would love to live on a small island (Gili Air – Lombok).

What You'll Be Doing:

Data Collection for Research Projects

   – Conduct fieldwork to gather data on marine ecosystems, species, and environmental conditions.

   – Use various scientific tools and methods, including underwater surveys and sampling.

   – Maintain detailed logs and analyze collected data accurately.


Teaching and Outreach

   – Educate ocean enthusiasts about marine biology and conservation.

   – Develop and deliver engaging educational programs and workshops on scientific diving.

   – Create informative materials and presentations to support these programs.


Guiding Scientific Dives

   – Lead and supervise scientific diving expeditions, ensuring all safety protocols are followed.

   – Train and mentor dive team members in scientific diving and data collection techniques.

   – Oversee the maintenance and proper use of diving equipment.


Collaboration and Reporting

   – Work with interdisciplinary teams, including other scientists and conservationists.

   – Present research findings to internal and external audiences.

   – Contribute to research proposals and grant applications.


Project Management

   – Assist in planning and coordinating research activities, including scheduling and resource management.

   – Monitor project progress to ensure objectives and deadlines are met.

   – Help develop and implement conservation strategies based on research findings.


  • Bachelor’s degree in marine science or a similar field of study.
  • Certified divemaster or instructor with a minimum of 100 logged dives.
  • Previous experience in guiding scientific dives and coordinating research activities.
  • Proficiency in data collection, input, and analysis.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluent in English and Bahasa Indonesia (spoken and written).

What we offer you

  • 1-Year Contract: You’ll have a fixed 1-year contract with a 1-month trial period to start.
  • Competitive Salary: We offer a salary based on your skills and experience, ranging from 7,000,000 to 10,000,000 IDR.
  • Holiday Allowance: Enjoy 18  paid days off per year to relax and explore.
  • Re-location Assistance: We’ll reimburse up to 1.000.000 IDR for your transport to Gili Air + we assist you with temporary housing for up to 2 weeks.
  • Professional Development: Work alongside marine biologists, entrepreneurs, and the Coral Catch Superwomen to grow your skills and become a Conservation Diver Trainer.
  • Room for Growth: There are opportunities for advancement within our organization.
  • Engage with the Community: Join a passionate community dedicated to protecting the oceans.

ready to make waves?

Send your motivation letter + CV before 12th of June 2024, to hireme@gilisharkconservation.com. Please make sure you write ‘Marine Biologist’ in the subject line. We can’t wait to get to know you better and review your application