[Coral-List] Lab Tech CIEE Bonaire

Rita Peachey RPeachey at ciee.org
Fri Dec 28 14:18:58 EST 2012

Dear Coral-List:

I would like to share the following announcement for a temporary Laboratory Technician at the CIEE Research Station in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean:

Institution/program:  The CIEE Research Station Bonaire supports the Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation program semester study abroad program for upper level, undergraduate students; conducts research and supports visiting scientists.  The lab also provides some analytical services to local clients.  CIEE Research Station Bonaire is currently recruiting laboratory technician for a 6 month contract position.  The technician will support the study abroad program and provide analytical expertise for scientific research and analytical services.

Job description:  Typical duties include ensuring lab safety, and proper storage and disposal of chemicals; running laboratory tests using IDEXX technology, fluorometry, etc.; constructing, maintaining and operating standard laboratory equipment at a marine field ecology lab such as light meters, microscopes, YSI meters, pumps and analytical balances; inventorying and ordering laboratory supplies/chemicals; demonstrating the use of lab equipment; analyzing data; and report writing.  The technician will also support the program by assisting with day to day operations of the field station.  At times this is a physically demanding position as the technician will be part of a field research program.

The minimum qualifications for the position are: a BS in Biology (or related field) with an emphasis in marine ecology or biology; broad field experience in marine ecology and chemistry; demonstrated ability to work as a laboratory technician with analytical and report writing skills; a commitment to education and research in marine ecology and conservation; a driver's license and the ability to drive a standard.  Scientific diving experience is not required but is advantageous.

Compensation: A salary ($800-1000/month - depending on experience), round trip air fare (up to $1000) and a private room at the research station will be provided.

Application deadline: 10 January 2013

Duration: 6 months (February through July 2013)

To apply:  Email a cover letter detailing your research experience and a CV with contact information for 3 references to rpeachey at ciee.org<mailto:rpeachey at ciee.org> and type the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line (Lab Technician).

Thank you,
Rita Peachey

Rita BJ Peachey, PhD
Resident Director, CIEE Research Station Bonaire
CIEE:  Council on International Educational Exchange
Kaya Gobernador Debrot 26
Kralendijk, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
Tel:  +599 717 4140
Mobile: +599 786 7394
Email:  rpeachey at ciee.org<mailto:rpeachey at ciee.org>
W: www.cieebonaire.org<http://www.cieebonaire.org>
Skype: cieebonaire21 or rita.peachey

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