[Coral-List] Job Posting - PhD Coral Reef Resilience Scientist (Little Cayman)

Kristi Foster kfoster at nova.edu
Mon Apr 20 10:02:34 EDT 2015

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (www.reefresearch.org) seeks to hire a PhD level coral reef scientist who will conduct innovative research into improving the sustainability of corals reefs.  The successful candidate will work at the Little Cayman Research Centre which includes the first coral nursery established in the Cayman Islands, a new NSF Funded Wet Lab built to enhance the capacity for coral reef stress and climate change research, and the NOAA Coral Reef Early Warning System data collection system.  The Coral Reef Resilience Scientist will establish a well-funded collaboration with resident scientists and new collaborators under the theme of Coral Reef Resilience, Restoration, and Climate Change.  The knowledge that is gained from the research should be easily transformable into action through our resident education and outreach programs. 

A description of the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required may be found at

Little Cayman is a remote tropical island with <200 people and is the smallest of the three Cayman Islands.  Marine protection has been in place since the mid-1980’s making this an ideal location for coral reef research.  However, family support is limited and work permits are required for all employees.  This position requires an individual who is capable of working under strenuous conditions and who is well-adapted to living in a small community. 
Please submit your application by April 30th at ccmiapplications at reefresearch.org

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