Joshua Vela

Careers & Consultations


As a vibrant hub of scientific research and conservation efforts, the Charles Darwin Foundation and its Research Station seeks passionate individuals to join our diverse team. Explore our current vacancies and find your place in protecting this extraordinary archipelago.

To apply to the below positions, please email

Open positions

Jordi Chias

Field Technical Assistant - Shark Research

Application deadline: until March 17,2024.

We are looking for a motivated and committed professional to actively contribute to research on the ecology, population dynamics, and conservation of sharks in Ecuador and the Eastern Tropical Pacific, contributing to the development of scientific sampling methods and experimental design to collect the necessary data for the project. The activities carried out by the technician will generate high-quality scientific data that will help improve knowledge about shark populations in the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands.
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Nicolas Moity-CDF

Knowledge Management Officer, Habla Tiburon

Application deadline: until position is filled.

We are looking for an experienced Knowledge Management Officer for the USAID supported project “Habla Tiburon”. This person will be responsible for the management of the data and informational output that arises from the execution of this grant.
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Juan Manuel Garcia-CDF

Principal Investigator – Mangrove Finch Conservation

Application deadline: until position is filled.

The successful candidate will lead the project, which includes collaborating with the Galapagos National Park Directorate and collaborating with scientists and expert advisors to undertake management and research actions for effectively conserving the critically Endangered Mangrove Finch.
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Note:  Employment legislation of the Government of Ecuador and the Special Law of the Galapagos Islands gives priority employment to permanent residents of Galapagos and to qualified Ecuadorians. For this reason, some of the employment opportunities listed on this site will be open only for these particular groups.

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