job opportunity with ICLARM in the Caribbean

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Wed Jan 31 07:07:02 EST 2001

Vacancy for a Research Associate - Caribbean Marine Protected Areas Project

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate in the Caribbean Marine Protected Areas Project. The appointee will participate in all aspects of the Project, including the following:

  a.. data collection for modeling exploited Caribbean coral reef ecosystems using Ecopath-with-Ecosim; 
  b.. studies of settlement and recruitment of commercially-important species of coral reef fish; 
  c.. use of escape gaps in traps as a management strategy for coral reef fish stocks; and 
  d.. development of culture techniques for rearing pre-settlement reef fish for enhancing stock in depleted marine fishery reserves.
Duty station: Tortola, British Virgin Islands, possibly with periodic work in Jamaica.

Minimum qualifications are a Master of Science or equivalent degree in aquatic biology/marine science. Appointee must be a qualified diver, preferably to PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent, and have experience in aspects of tropical marine science, fish and fisheries or aquaculture and statistics.

Salary range $23,760-$30,960 according to experience (tax-free for non-BVI residents), non-contributory pension scheme, medical and life insurance provided. Recruitment and repatriation fares paid. Appointment will be for 10 months, commencing 1 March, with a possibility of extension.

The Project is supported by a grant from the United Kingdom Department for International Development.

Applications can be sent to, and further particulars obtained from,

Dr. J.L. Munro, Principal Scientist,

ICLARM Caribbean/Eastern Pacific Office,

158 Inland Messenger, Road Town, 

Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

e-mail: j.munro at

Applications, preferably submitted by e-mail, should include a full curriculum vitae and the names of three referees. Closing date for applications is 10 February 2001. 


ICLARM Caribbean/Eastern Pacific Office,

Suite 158,                              P.O. Box 305498,
Inland Messenger Service,      PMB 158,
Road Town, Tortola,                St. Thomas
British Virgin Islands.              U.S. Virgin Islands VI 00803

Tel.: 1-284-4951291 (office hours)
Fax: 1-284-4951389  e-mail: iclarm at
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