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Research Manager


COPROT is looking for an experienced researcher and communicator to manage the overall coordination of our beach monitoring program at our conservation base camp in Rio Oro. This includes maintenance of our existing program, as well as the development of our research areas and impact in accordance with the conservation aims of the Refugio Estatal de Rio Oro.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Management and coordination of field staff and volunteers for the collection of consistent and high quality data on 8km of sea turtle nesting beaches

  • Management of the project database, including data input and organization and necessary follow-up with field staff if improvements are needed

  • Assessment and improvement of current data collection protocols and beach management techniques across all beaches

  • Maintenance of good communications and provision of support to the field team by holding regular team meetings and/or feedback sessions and support personal development goals of the assistants

  • Act as a supervisor for interns carrying out their placements in accordance with the needs of their university 

  • Provision of initial training/ assessment/ refresher sessions on beach data collection protocols for all project staff and RAs

  • Liaison with relevant SINAC-MINAE functionaries in order to better understand the conservation goals for the Rio Oro refuge (with a focus on the marine area)

  • Development of research ideas for the beach monitoring and potential in-water programs in line with the conservation needs of the area

  • Report writing both for end of season reports, and for peer-reviewed journal articles

Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience working on sea turtle nesting beaches 

  • MSc in a biology or conservation related subject

  • Proven research capabilities in tropical environments

  • Ability to manage large data sets, and analyze data using programs such as R and GiS 

  • Strong report writing skills

  • Good leadership skills and the ability to motivate others

  • Good written and spoken English and Spanish

This position has a start date of November 2022, and has an initial 6 month trial period with opportunity to extend for the right candidate


This is a salaried position, and accommodation and meals will be provided on the project site.

For more information and to apply please send your CV and cover letter to

Don't fit the bill? Get some more field experience as a Research Assistant.

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