Job Opening: Research Assistant (1) for SeaLifeBase

Position ID                 ResAsst 1 SLB

Hours                            Full-time Regular

Location                       Los Baños, Laguna

Salary                            Commensurate with required qualifications

Quantitative Aquatics, Inc.

Quantitative Aquatics, Inc. ( is a non-stock, non-profit, non-governmental organization established in the Philippines in February 2017.

Q-quatics was created to support the assembly and dissemination of key data on living aquatic resources for the development of research tools in collaboration with international partners. As such, Q-quatics works closely with the global biodiversity information systems FishBase (, SeaLifeBase (, and the Catalogue of Life ( and the global aquatic biogeography initiative, AquaMaps (

Q-quatics also supports the cutting-edge databases and research developed by the Sea Around Us (, which provides policy options for marine fisheries resources, their sustainable use and possible responses to climate change. As such, it partners with the Sea Around Us in identifying projects that would help initiate or maintain research on global fisheries and biodiversity conservation.

Roles and Responsibilities

The SeaLifeBase Project is a joint initiative of the Sea Around Us and FishBase. SeaLifeBase is a global information system, which provides nomenclatural, taxonomic, geographical, biological and ecological data on all non-fish marine species (marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles and associated reptiles, and a whole range of invertebrates) through a searchable web interface. SeaLifeBase was funded by the Oak Foundation (Switzerland), the Global Greengrants Fund (USA) thru the Marisla Foundation (USA) and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (USA). It is currently funded by the Alfred Wagener Institute (Bremerhaven, Germany), and is under the scientific direction of the FishBase Consortium.

The SeaLifeBase Project seeks a Research Assistant in the first instance with the following responsibilities:

  • Search and compile references relevant to the project;
  • Extract and encode marine species data on distribution, introduction/invasion, abundance, reproduction, maturity, and other biological information from publications (print and online);
  • Encode higher taxa descriptions using FAO books and catalogs;
  • Perform all other related duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

BS Zoology or BS Biology (preferably major in Zoology, Ecology, Wildlife or Systematics)

  1. Knowledge of aquatic biodiversity is preferred;
  2. Excellent organizational skills and attention to details.
  3. Good communication skills both written and verbal English;
  4. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  5. Could work effectively with minimum supervision, good time management skills and a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness; and
  6. Proficient knowledge of computer software, e.g., MS Office applications.

For immediate consideration, please send your application cover letter, comprehensive resumé with name and contact details of 3 referees, and transcript of records not later than 31 May 2018 via email with subject ResAsst 1 SLB addressed to or via snail mail to Susan M. Luna, G.S. Khush Hall, IRRI Compound, Los Baños, Laguna 4031, +63.49.536.2701 local 2864. Only candidates who have met the required experience and qualifications for this position will be contacted. However, we may wish to keep your personal information in our database for future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.


Q-quatics is an equal employment opportunity employer.

We value respect, integrity, and honesty in a diversified workplace.


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