[Coral-List] job opportunity in Curacao
phoetjes at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 11:10:39 EST 2008
At the request of CARMABI (Caribbean Research and Management of
Biodiversity) in Curacao (Dutch Antilles) I am sending on the
following job opportunity in Curacao that may be of interest to some
of you or your colleagues/students.
For more info on Carmabi see also http://www.carmabi.org.
Marine Biologist to head Academic Program Development in Curaçao
The Carmabi Foundation in Curaçao (Caribbean Research and Management
of Biodiversity Foundation) is in search of a dynamic, self sufficient
individual to head the further development of structural forms of
cooperation with foreign academic institutions. The Carmabi Foundation
runs a small marine biological research laboratory with lodging for 20
persons, manages nine protected areas in Curaçao, and runs an
excursions and awareness program for 12 thousand school children
annually. The organization amounts to a total of 20 employees, headed
by a director, and is presided by a local board of 7 members.
Recently the foundation has started to revitalize its visitor
facilities and has started to develop structural liaisons and
cooperation with foreign academic institutions. The foundation is
searching for a qualified and dynamic person to lead this program
starting June 1, 2008. The position is a permanent position, starting
with a three-year contract.
Duties and responsibilities:
* Set-up, coordinate, develop and expand the academically oriented
activities such as workshops and courses in cooperation with local
and foreign academic institutions and experts, such that this
endeavor will become a viable source of revenue to the institute.
* Market, coordinate and teach marine related training sessions,
workshops and courses for graduate and undergradaute levels, in
cooperation with both local and foreign academic institutions.
* Plan and guide development of the guest researcher facilities,
negotiate with institutions and service providers for the products
developed and serve as liaison for cooperation and investment. As
such the person will also serve as the main contact person and
host for local and foreign research associates, experts and
visiting scientist. Some traveling will be required.
* Write successful grant proposals for research and conservation,
execute marine consultancy projects locally and in the region,
participate in board meetings, and assist the director in all
The successful applicant will undertake the above activities on the
basis of a plan in which measurable goals are described based on a
time plan and budget. The applicant will report to the director in
writing on a monthly basis to document the actions taken and the
Curaçao is a small island in the southern Caribbean, surrounded by
fringing coral reefs with about 150 thousand inhabitants. Local
languages are Papiamento and Dutch, while English and Spanish are
widely used. The successful applicant will be based in the beachside
offices of the Carmabi Institute at Piscadera Bay.
Ph.D. in marine biology with ample peer-reviewed publication record.
Must have a successful grant funding record. Demonstrable experience
in achieving results under suboptimal conditions is required. Teaching
and management experience is essential. Must be able to work
independently but also interact and participate well in team
initiatives. Command of multiple languages is preferred, as Curaçao is
multilingual. Willing to work flexible hours. Must be outgoing and
confident, a good speaker and a socially and service-oriented person.
Experience in small boats handling and SCUBA diving required.
Pay and benefits:
Net pay will be US$ 2500-2700 per month depending upon qualifications
and experience. The candidate is required to partake in the pension
plan as offered by the General Pension Fund of the Netherlands
Antilles and will be able to qualify for 90% medical insurance
coverage after passing a physical exam. The candidate will be entitled
to 25 vacation days per year.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY: contact Dr. Adolphe Debrot,
director, Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity
Foundation, Piscadera Bay, P.O. Box 2090, Curaçao, Netherlands
Antilles: adebrot at cura.net. Tel: 5999-462-4242, Fax: -462-7680.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, the names, email
addresses and telephone numbers of three references and a cover letter
explaining the applicant's suitability for the position. To ensure
inclusion in the review and selection process, applications should be
sent no later than February 15, 2008.
2. mailto:adebrot at cura.net
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