Building a career with the Shark Research Unit

The Blue Wilderness – Shark Research Unit offers paid and sponsored positions to both our Shark Development Program Alumni and Graduate Students whom have conducted their postgraduate research through the unit’s field station. Learn more about how you can qualify to apply for positions within the Unit.

Alternatively, build your shark skills set and employability through our dedicated careers development blog below 

Shark Development Program

Postgraduate Opportunities

Current positions


Field Specialist

  • Salary: Sponsored
  • Duration: Temporary (3 months)
  • Eligibility: Development program alumni
  • Location: Scottburgh, South Africa
  • Description:  Join the research unit in assisting running the education, research and conservation programs on the Shark Development Program
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Marketing & Sales

  • Salary: Commission
  • Duration: Ongoing Part-time
  • Eligibility: Development program alumni
  • Location: Anywhere
  • Description:  Join the research unit in driving our marketing and sales campaigns 

Research Associate

  • Salary: Not applicable
  • Duration: Part-time
  • Eligibility: M.Sc or Ph.D in relevant field
  • Location: Anywhere
  • Description:  Become a research associate and open the door to conducting your research with the unit, use our logistics and work with the sharks of Aliwal Shoal

Building a shark career

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