Current Research Volunteers
Applications by Research Volunteers are posted here.
Available Mar to Dec 2013
Heather ***, currently reside in Western Australia. I am seeking volunteer work for some time within the period of March to December 2013. I am due to finish my undergraduate studies in Marine Biology and Zoology at the University of Western Australia at the end of 2012. I plan to continue on with my studies but feel I will need a break after the completion of my undergraduate degree. I feel volunteer work will help me determine the level of further study I want to undertake as well as give me valuable field experience.
Most of my diving has been recreational with limited scientific diving experience, mostly off the coast of Western Australia. I am a PADI Divemaster with 142 logged dives, most recent in April, 2012 diving in King George sound, Albany, WA using DOVs. In January I completed my Scientific Diver course in Tasmania. I plan to maintain my AS2299 dive medical, first aid and Oxygen provider qualifications. I am not a good cook, but I try my best. I don’t smoke and am not a vegetarian. Thank you for your consideration. Registered 20 April 2012
Available January to June 2013
My name is Sara ****. I'm from Spain but I have been living in England for a year. I want to try like a volunteer after I have been finished my biology degree and I think Lizard Island Research Station could be a great profesional experience how a personal experience as well. I'm available from January to June 2013 and I flexible to stay for a long time. If accepted into a research team, I will obtain an AS 2299 dive medical in Australia prior to the trip and I will obtain training and certification in first aid and medical oxygen administration as required. I am a friendly non-smoler person who enjoy camping and work outside. I eat all sort of food besides I'm a good cook and I delight in doing it. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any additional details. I look forward to discussing this with you. Registered 25 September 2012
Available February to May 2013
I would be thrilled to be a part of your team as a research volunteer. I'm a Tahitian guy, 25 years old, I did a master in Marine Biologie, "Marine Biodiversity and sustainable development"that I started at the university of French Polynesia (Tahiti) and finished at the University of Perpignan (France). I'm specialised on the tropical fish post-larvae capture and culture (PCC), but interested to work on every kind of researches wich concern tropical fishes and corals. I lived on an atoll in the Tuamotu archipelago with 5 people during 4 months to achieve my master's internship. Therefore, I know pretty much about living in self-sufficiently, drinking and taking showers with rainwater, using solar energy and Mastervolt Whisper, fishing to eat and how to prepare our meal on a remote island.
After my master degree, I spent one year in Australia with a working Holiday visa. I worked in farms to extend my visa for a second year, and perhaps going back to Australia and find a work in my field of expertise! Since I'm specialized in tropical ecosystems, I'm really interested to work in a place like your institution, and of course, get the chance to work on the Great Barrier Reef!
I will arrive in Australia at the end of January 2013, able to start at the LIRS at the biginning of February until April-May 2013. I obtained my second level in scubadiving with the european committe of professional diving instructors (cedip), and dove around 60 times in French Polynesia and a bit in Mediterranean sea. I don't have the AS 2299, but able to get it if required, I have my boat licence and I have been driving one since few years. I'm a non-smoker, cooking isn't a problem at all, free diver and spearfisher experienced ! If given the opportunity, I'm looking forward to discuss with you in more details. Thank you for your time and consideration ! Registered 27 November 2012
Available March to September 2013
Hi, I'd like to make an expression of interest in volunteering as a research assistant at Lizard Island. Further details below. Geoffrey ***, Australian Resident, D.O.B ** May 1978 Available between March to September 2013 for any period between then for up to 3 weeks. I work full time but have long service leave I am looking at taking some of and I am able to negotiate this time off at short notice.
I have a strong interest in the marine environment and diving and I would like to volunteer my diving experience in a research setting. I am PADI certified in the following: Divemaster (current teaching/active status), Deep Diver, Enriched Air Diver, Wreck Diver, Rescue Diver, Advanced Open Water, Equipment Specialist, Emergency First Responder, Oxygen Administration, and I have current Qld Ambulance First Aid and CPR. I have experience in assisting dive instruction and experience in the dive industry. I maintain a dive log and have logged over 250 dives (not including training dives and dives on which I have worked as Divemaster in a teaching role). I have significant experience in diving in Australia and in particular Queensland conditions including much of this on coral reefs diving from Great Barrier Reef to mid coast NSW and also in fragile environments such as wrecks. I understand the LIRS Diving Regulation and am willing to meet them. I hold a current AS 2299 dive medical conducted in Australia in the last 6 months. As mentioned I also hold current certification in first aid and medical oxygen administration.
I consider myself an excellent cook and enjoy cooking for people and would be willing to offer my skills in this area. I am also willing to undertake any other duties as I'm an extremely flexible person and I am happy to assist with any job that may require being done. Thank you for your time, please feel free to contact me for any further information. Sincerely, Geoffrey. Registered 13 January 2013
Available May to September 2013
I am from Turkey and studied Computer Engineering as Bachelor degree. After graduation, I have been working as Software Engineer and have been scuba diving for the last 6 years. I am PADI OWSI, EFR Instructor and Nitrox diver with more than 600 dives. I took my certification in Turkey but I have been to several places for diving like diving in Red Sea, Mexico, Maldives, Caribbean sea, Maldives.
Because of my passion to marine life I decided to change my career towards it and looking for a master program about Marine biology and conservation. My aim is to be a part of deep sea ecosystem researches after my graduation of MSc. I already applied to several master programs and still looking for some more. Meanwhile, I am looking for a summer internship position so that I can get some field experience and improve my knowledge about marine biology. Although I have strong interest and try to improve my knowledge about marine biology by myself, since I graduated from a very different field, I believe, I can get huge benefit such a summer position before I start to my master program, additionally, with my computer skills I can bring great value to the program as well. I am very good with computers, like outdoor activities, don't smoke, vegetarian, like cooking and because of my professional and personal life experience I can get along with people easily. Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration and looking forward to hear from you. Registered 27 January 2013
Available from April 2013
My name is Ari *** and I am a recent graduate gaining my bachelors in marine science at Florida international university, USA. I would be available to volunteer as soon as possible, from April 2013 until further notice. I am taking a break before I begin my masters so I have open availability.
I spent two years as a research diver at the university working with macro algae. My most recent research was in Spain and holland studying Mediterranean sponges, intensive diving almost every week. Diving in both projects included sample collection and in situ experiments. I have about almost 200 logged dives and have dove in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Red Sea. Like I said I'm taking some time in between graduate school and I believe volunteering in this program would give me even more essential research and field work experience that I can use towards my graduate career. I am aware of the diving regulations and will get anything I need to volunteer. I was trained here in Miami in rescue diving and oxygen administration but I believe my cents are exported. Registered 8 February 2013
Available May to September 2013
My name is Beth, I am currently living in windy Warrnambool in Victoria. I graduated from a bachelor of Environmental Science, Majoring in Marine Biology last year. I am due to finish my honours degree in April and will be available from the 1st of May until 31st of September before I apply for a PhD scholarship. I am very keen to learn new research skills in tropical regions as majority of my field research has been in temperate waters. I have volunteered on many research projects including work with Parks Victoria, Reef Watch and at the Heron Island Research Station.
I am a Divemaster with over 200 hundred dives mostly off the coast of Victoria. My last dive was in late December off Portsea. I have completed over 30 dives in tropical waters with majority of these being on the Great Barrier Reef. I plan on maintaining my AS2299, first aid and oxygen administration as required. I am a self-starter with an insatiable desire to learn. I’m adventurous and always looking for fun. I can cook and like to keep things clean. I’m a non-smoker, non-drinker and early riser. Thanks for your consideration i looking forward to hearing from you. Registered 1 March 2013
Available April and May, possibly up to November 2013
Please consider my application for a position as a research volunteer on lizard island. My name is Mike ***, living and working in Victoria, Australia. Ideal months for me would be April and May. This may be open to change or extension depending on availability of work. I am a British citizen on a working holiday visa until November.
A position interests me because I have a long standing interest in marine science, I am a recent biology graduate from Oxford University, and I would like to get more field experience in an outstanding location. I am looking to go into research in the field of coral reef resilience. I am currently working as a dive instructor with over 80 certifications and approximately 500 dives. I would be happy to get a dive medical before starting and am trained in first aid and oxygen administration. I have worked and taken courses on field stations and marine labs in Bermuda, and a remote island in Sulawesi Indonesia. I have also specialised substantially in coral reef ecology during my studies. Special skills for a small island include a sense of humour and a positive attitude. I hope to hear from you soon. Registered 18 March 2013
Available May to December 2013
Hi my name is Brett *** a 31-year-old New Zealander who is available to volunteer from May to December 2013. I have recently completed a Diploma of Marine Studies and a BSc (Biological Sciences) and have moved to Australia to gain research experience in tropical ecosystems, and so am keen to volunteer at Lizard Island.
In terms of diving qualifications I have ADAS part 3 certification and also PADI OWSI certification. I have worked as a divemaster in North Queensland (2005), and an occupational diver since 2006 in Australia and New Zealand, and so have a good understanding of occupational diving health and safety requirements, and maintain a current AS/NZ2299 medical status. I have worked as a contract marine scientific field technician and have experience in intertidal and sub tidal fauna surveys. I have spent time crewing offshore and so can get on with small groups and enjoy contributing to cooking duties,playing music etc Please feel free to contact me for further details. Registered 27 March 2013
Dr Anne Hoggett , Director, Lizard Island Research Station