Bahamas field station job announcement

Melody Ray-Culp melodyr at
Tue Dec 15 16:28:50 EST 1998


Research Assistant

Perry Foundation, Inc. (PFI)/Caribbean Marine Research Center (CMRC) has an
immediate opening for a full time Research Assistant to be located at the
PFI/CMRC marine field station located on Lee Stocking Island (LSI), Bahamas.
The primary job responsibility is to provide scientific, research and
educational support to the various missions on LSI. Toward this objective,
the job duties are comprised of the following: Assist in the collection of
field samples and data; coordinate LSI science projects; maintain field and
laboratory equipment and supplies; assist scientists and educators in the
laboratory and field; assist in compiling and analyzing data; prepare
graphs, charts and maps; assist the Diving Safety Officer; prepare and
submit requests for various research and collection permits; assist with
grant writing; assist with LSI computer operations and maintenance; maintain
various scientific databases; develop and maintain various LSI libraries;
develop in-house educational components; and perform special projects. 

The minimum job qualifications are as follows: Bachelor of Science degree in
biology, geology or related field; excellent writing, computer and
organizational skills. Minimum one year of work in a scientific research
environment is required. Other knowledge and skills required include those
pertaining to scientific instrumentation, equipment and methodology. Dive
certification for SCUBA and NITROX (optional). 

Please fax a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to CMRC at
(561) 471-7553. The position is located at the PFI/CMRC field station on Lee
Stocking Island. Starting salary is in the range of $15k to $18k. Living
quarters and some travel benefits included. Perry Foundation, Inc. is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.

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