Lang Tengah Turtle Watch (LTTW) was founded as a conservation organisation in 2013 with the aim to help save sea turtles – predominantly green turtles, and a small number of hawksbill turtles – from extinction at Lang Tengah Island. LTTW is looking for a passionate and dedicated individual, who already has some experience in the conservation sector and is looking to take on a marine biologist at our island-based project, off the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. You will be living on the job site – eating, sleeping and working in our jungle camp with our team of volunteers and project staff.
Position available: 1 July 2022 – 31 October 2022
This position is open to Malaysians only. There will be a one-month probation period with an opportunity to continue over the monsoon to do data analysis, subject to performance reviews and capability to do statistical analysis.
Your main role will be to become a fully integrated team member, which may include, but is not limited to, the following:
You need to feel comfortable living in a stripped-back and open-air camp, which lies slightly recessed behind the secluded beach of Turtle Bay. Think rustic, jungle living – bucket-showers and campfires. Take a tour around our campsite with this video made by our volunteers.
The following criteria are also desirable for potential applicants:
Food and accommodation costs whilst on site, as well as in-country road travel to and from project sites will also be covered. You will be living in the camp alongside our other team members and volunteers. Conditions on camp are basic, so you need to be comfortable with living in this environment. You will have one day off per week that you can accumulate for taking a break from the island. You will discuss and get approval from the co-managers on the period to take off. Although you will be based at our island project site there may also be opportunities to visit other project sites during the season. The season runs from mid-February until the end of October.
If you feel you’re the right person to be part of our young, passionate and dynamic team of conservationists, please send a copy of your C.V., a cover letter and details of two referees to our Principal Officer, Seh Ling, at firstname.lastname@example.org with LT Marine Biologist as the subject heading. Candidate will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.