[Coral-List] JOB - Research/Education Summer Intern - CCMI Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

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Wed Jun 1 07:55:01 EDT 2011

   CCMI Research/Education Intern Position 2011 
   Little Cayman Research Centre, Cayman Islands

   The  Central Caribbean Marine Institute has an immediate opening for a
   Research and Education Summer Intern to assist with the long-term assessment
   and monitoring program and the education programme at the Little Cayman
   Research Centre. Fieldwork includes completing reef coral and fish surveys,
   lionfish density surveys and research on juvenile coral community structure
   and  assisting  the Scientist in Residence with fieldwork and outreach

   We  seek  a well-organized individual who is an excellent communicator
   preferably  with  an  MSc  in  Marine  Science and a dive master level
   certification. The intern should have experience in coral reef research
   protocols, basic underwater photography, and the ability to compile large
   databases.  He/she will have a unique opportunity of gaining field and lab
   research experience and  working with students.

   The position is a physically demanding position. Summer interns are required
   to contribute to the day-to-day maintenance, administration, and upkeep
   duties at the research station for 8- 10 hrs per week. The Research and
   Education Intern will be responsible for maintaining the wet and dry labs.

   Examples of such duties include assisting with breakfast preparations,
   clean-up at the research station, and administrative duties as needed by the
   CCMI Director of Operations.

   Research Assistant Intern Responsibilities include:

     * Assist with collecting, processing, and archiving data from the Long
       Term Monitoring Project.
     * Collect  and  process  seawater  samples, measure juvenile corals,
       photograph tagged juvenile corals, and conduct lionfish surveys.

   ·          Complete a Final report of research completed, analyze data,
   compile databases from prior years research.
     * Assist the Director of Operations with maintenance of the Coral Reef
       Early Warning System pylon.

   Research Administration:
     * Gather  results,  papers (pdf format), and posters from all of the
       research completed by resident scientists, visiting scientists, and
       students and ensure this is up to date on the CCMI website and file
       copies in the CCMI File Store.
     * Maintaining lab and field equipment by helping to keep the inventory up
       to date and materials clean/organized

   Intern should have prior relevant experience in coral reef biology research
   as well as excellent communications and writing skills. The intern should
   have data analysis skills and be capable of working independently on a small
   remote island. Dive Master Certification preferred.  Hold an MS Degree in
   marine related science.

   Beginning  15 June 2011;   6 days/week, full-time.
   Room and Board at the Research Station (shared accommodations) and $250 per
   month stipend.

   Interested candidates should submit a single pdf file with a letter of
   interest  and  a  CV  accompanied  by copies of two references.   Send
   applications    via    email   to   FAO:   Dr   Carrie   Manfrino   at
   [1]ccmiapplications at reefresearch.org.   CCMI  Is  an equal opportunity
   employer, appointments are made regardless of nationality.

   Caribbean Field Station: Little Cayman Research Centre, North Coast Road, PO
   Box 37, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands,  KY3- 2005.  Manager: Rob Hedges,
   (345) 9948-1094, 321-8732.

   Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI)
   "Sustaining   marine  biodiversity  through  research,  education  and


   1. mailto:ccmiapplications at reefresearch.org
   2. http://www.reefresearch.org/

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