Research opportunities

The Spatial Marine Lab is a growing, multi-disciplinary lab located in Valencia (Spain), one of the best cities in the world to live in. We foster a secure and inclusive work environment that promotes active collaboration, productivity, and idea exchange among team members. We are looking for talented researchers from different backgrounds interested in tackling different aspects of marine conservation, computational ecology, and new technologies. We especially welcome applicants who are eligible for Postdoctoral fellowships and PhD scholarships. If you are interested, please contact Dr. David March (david.march@uv.es).

GVA Postdoctoral Fellowship


Expression of interest

We are seeking an outstanding young researcher willing to apply for the “APOSTD” Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Generalitat Valenciana. We offer participation in cutting-edge research projects, opportunities for international mobility and specialized administrative support for the application. The selected candidate will be invited to submit an application to join the Spatial Marine Lab under the supervision of Dr. David March.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity and to check your eligibility, please refer to the latest fellowship call here:

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Prospective students

Spatial Marine Lab is looking for talented students across multiple disciplines that share a common passion for marine environment. If you are interested in joining our research team as a graduate student, here is some information that will help with your application process.

University of Valencia students

We especially welcome students from BSc (Biology, Environmental Sciences), MSc (Biodiversity: Conservation and Evolution, Remote Sensing, Data Science, Biostatistics) and PhD (Biodiversity and Evolutive Biology) programs. As a multidisciplinary team, we are always happy to hear from students from other disciplines with an interest in marine conservation and new technologies.

International students

We welcome international students to conduct MSc internships and PhD research stays with us. Students should have their own funding resources. We support the application of scholarships such as Erasmus+.

Master's project in the MSc Biodiversity: Conservation, and Evolution (2023-2024)


Are you a student enrolled in the MSc Biodiversity, Conservation, and Evolution program at the University of Valencia? We have an exciting opportunity for you to embark on a Master’s project (TFM) in our lab! Dive into the realm of marine conservation as we delve into ship-based activity monitoring in protected areas, employing cutting-edge technology like drones, remote sensing, and acoustic recorders. Explore our comprehensive project descriptions in the MSc program and get in touch if you’re intrigued. If you find a topic that resonates with your passion and academic goals, don’t hesitate to contact us:



Contact us

If you think you might be a good match for the team, please email Dr. David March with CV, a summary of your academic history (including your BSc score), and a description of your research interests.




Unitat de Zoologia Marina
Parc Científic de la Universitat de València
Calle Catedrático José Beltrán 2,
46980 Paterna (València), Spain