Expedition Science Staff Opportunities

Coral Health and Monitoring Program coral at aoml.noaa.gov
Wed Feb 18 10:58:35 EST 1998

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From: CCC Science Coordinator <ccc at coralcay.demon.co.uk>

Expedition Science Staff Opportunities

Coral Cay Conservation (CCC) is seeking volunteer expedition science staff to
manage tropical coastal marine survey programmes in Belize, the Philippines
and Indonesia. CCC recruits teams of self-financing, international volunteers
to assist with surveys of tropical marine ecosystems, utilising validated
methods designed by CCC for data acquisition, assimilation and synthesis in
support of coastal resource management.

ú	Science Officer

The primary responsibilities of the Science Officer (SO)  are to train CCC
Volunteers and local counterparts in marine life identification, survey
techniques and other supporting skills, and to coordinate and report upon
all field survey programmes. The SO is fully briefed and trained by a more
experienced member of staff and has regular contact with CCC's UK-based
Science Coordinator. The SO position offers a unique opportunity to gain
practical experience teaching plus the organisation and management of
varied research projects.

The position of SO is a voluntary, non-salaried post and candidates are
required to spend a minimum of three months working on a CCC expedition.
Food, accommodation and basic maintenance costs are covered by CCC but SO's
are usually required to cover thei r own flight and insurance costs. SO's who
are able to commit for longer than four months will be considered for the
position of Project Scientist. The Project Scientist position is contracted
for six months and involves the same duties as an SO but addi tionally
incorporates data entry and analysis. The Project Scientist may be given the
opportunity to spent time away from the expedition base, becoming further
involved in data analysis and report writing. All Project Scientists will be
considered for fin ancial assistance for flight costs.

Minimum qualifications:

ú	Post-graduate degree in marine of biological sciences.
	Candidates must have proven experience in coral reef research.
ú	PADI Advanced Open Water Diver qualification (or equivalent).
ú	Preference will be given to candidates with:
ú	teaching experience;
ú	certification in power boat operation;
ú	good organisational and liaison skills.

ú	Assistant Science Officer

CCC also has opportunities for Assistant Science Officers (ASO's) on all
expeditions. The ASO position is open to those applicants with a relevant
BSc. degree and some fieldwork experience. The ASO is under the direct
supervision of the SO or Project Scie ntist and involves some teaching,
survey planning and data entry. The ASO may also be asked to coordinate the
survey work on satellite expedition bases. ASO's must cover the costs of
their own flights and insurance.

Vacancies: SO and ASO positions are available in Belize and the Indo-Pacific
throughout 1998 and beyond.

Applications: Please send a full CV (including the names and addresses of at
least two referees) and covering letter to:

Alastair Harborne
CCC Science Coordinator
154 Clapham Park Road
London, SW4 7DE, UK.

Tel:   44-(0)171-498-6248
Fax:   44-(0)171-498-8447
email: ccc at coralcay.demon.co.uk

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