[Coral-List] Lab Tech Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

Rita Peachey RPeachey at ciee.org
Thu Jan 9 13:39:29 EST 2014

Dear Coral List members:

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

Institution/program:  The CIEE Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation program in Bonaire is a study abroad program for upper level, undergraduate students and is an intensive program with a focus on field ecology.  CIEE Research Station Bonaire is currently recruiting a 6-month laboratory technician position.  The technician will support the study abroad program and provide field research, 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, spectrometry; 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

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience ($1495 - 2000 per month) plus round trip air fare (up to $1000)

Application deadline: 20 January 2014

Duration: 6 months (February through August 2014)


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

Director - CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Resident Director - Tropical Marine Ecology & Conservation
Kaya Gobernador Debrot #26
Kralendijk, Bonaire, BES, Dutch Caribbean
email rpeachey at ciee.org<mailto:rpeachey at ciee.org>
tel +599 786 7394<tel:+5997867394>
skype cieebonaire21
web cieebonaire.org/<http://cieebonaire.org/>

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