[Coral-List] CCMI Cayman Islands - Research Intern Position 2012

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    Applications are invited for the  position  of Research Intern during 2012
   at  the  Central Caribbean Marine Institute based at the Little Cayman
   Research Centre.  Full announcement and CCMI Scientific Mission can be found
   on our webpages

   [1] [1]http://www.reefresearch.org/ccmi_website/jobs.htm

   CCMI Research Intern  2012

   Little Cayman Research Centre, Cayman Islands

   The Central Caribbean Marine Institute has an immediate opening for a Field
   Research Intern whose primary role will be to assist with the research
   programme at the Little Cayman Research Centre.  The Field Research Intern
   will collect data on the effectiveness of culling efforts in reducing the
   non-native lionfish.  Fieldwork also includes assisting with ecological reef
   surveys  and  conducting  juvenile coral calcification studies.  Other
   responsibilities include data entry, analysis, and report writing.

   We seek a well-organized individual who is an excellent communicator with an
   [2]M.Sc.  degree  in  marine  science  and  with  a  dive master level
   certification.  The intern should have experience in coral reef research
   protocols, basic underwater photography.  He/she will gain field and lab
   research experience.

   The position is a physically demanding position. Interns are required to
   contribute to the day-to-day maintenance, administration, and upkeep duties
   at the research station.  Examples of such duties include assisting with
   maintenance, setting out meals, weekly clean-up at the research station as
   needed by the CCMI Director of Operations.

   The Research Intern reports directly to the Director of Operations.

   Research Intern Responsibilities include:

   Research & Conservation

     * Assist with collecting, processing, and archiving coral, fish, and algae
       data as part of the Long Term Monitoring Project.
     * Conduct weekly lionfish surveys, culling, and dissections.
     * Assist with maintaining the Coral Reef Early Warning System
     * Assist the Director of Operations with compiling data from the CREWS and
       maintaining the pylon and instruments.

   ·         Act as Divemaster for scientists or visiting groups.

   Additional Responsibilities

     * Assist Lab Manager with keeping labs 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 collection skills and be capable of working independently on a
   small remote island. Divemaster Certification preferred.  Hold an MSc degree
   in a marine related science.


   6 days/week, full-time. 6 months, beginning January 2012


   Compensation:  Volunteer position, full-room and board at the field station
   on Little Cayman, $500 airfare reimbursement.


   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    FAO:    Dr    Carrie    Manfrino    at
   [3]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. http://www.reefresearch.org/ccmi_website/jobs.htm
   2. http://M.Sc/
   3. mailto:ccmiapplications at reefresearch.org
   4. http://www.reefresearch.org/

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