[Coral-List] Vacancy for Research Technician

swhalan at reefresearch.org swhalan at reefresearch.org
Thu Apr 21 10:23:23 EDT 2016

   Vacant  Position:   Research Technician (coral reef ecology) - Central
   Caribbean Marine Institute, Little Cayman Island


   The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) invites applications for a
   full time research technician to assist a broad portfolio of coral reef
   research in the Cayman Islands. The position would commence in June 2016 at
   the Little Cayman Research Centre.

   Please  see  the  CCMI  website  for  an  overview  of  our  research:

   The individual we seek will assist research projects of CCMI scientists with
   additional responsibilities for the maintenance of our coral restoration
   nursery  and  oceanographic  station,  and participation in coral reef
   biodiversity surveys. The position is heavily field focused, but from time
   to time there will be a requirement to contribute to maintaining data bases,
   data analysis and routine duties linked to maintaining the field station.
   Participation  in delivering education programs and assisting  citizen
   science projects will also be required.   The position would suit a highly
   organized self-starter, with the capacity to problem solve and ability to
   adapt to flexible schedules.  An attractive salary and employment conditions
   will be offered.



   Degree in marine science or related field.

   SCUBA certification (rescue or higher) and extensive diving experience
   (preferably research diving experience)

   Driving license

   Demonstrated skills and experience in coral reef biodiversity surveys (AGRRA
   preferred)  with  the  ability  to id common Caribbean coral reef taxa

   Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including an ability to
   work effectively within small teams.


   Ability to operate small boats

   Knowledge of coral reef ecology

   Experience and knowledge of coral reef restoration (coral nursery)

   Experience in delivering, or assisting in the delivery of, educational
   programs to varied audiences


   Applications comprising  a 1-2 page cover letter addressing the selection
   criteria, and a CV (< 2 pages) with contact details for three referees
   should be sent as a PDF to  Steve Whalan: [2]swhalan at reefresearch.org Please
   id the email with reef research tech application in the email subject line.

   Closing date: 6 May 2016 with interviews via Skype shortly after.

   Further details?  Please email Steve Whalan: [3]swhalan at reefresearch.org

   Steve Whalan

   Senior Research Scientist

   Central Caribbean Marine Institute

   Little Cayman Research Centre

   PO Box 37, Little Cayman, KY3-2501

   Ph: (345) 948-1094



   1. http://www.reefresearch.org/
   2. mailto:swhalan at reefresearch.org
   3. mailto:swhalan at reefresearch.org
   4. http://www.reefresearch.org/

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