CCMI seeks to hire innovative, creative, early career scientists who can make great discoveries. Our key strategic goal is to become the premiere research institution in the Caribbean, unlocking the clues to coral reef resilience and bringing relevant science to society. We seek extraordinary employees to help us bring to focus the positive changes that can occur when we reduce human impact on the planet.

Current Positions Available

Research Technician

The Research Technician is responsible for assisting with organization and execution of field and laboratory-based research and ensuring that all data are appropriately stored and analyzed. They provide support to the Research Manager and Research Director to help coordinate the day-to-day operation of research at CCMI, particularly coral restoration, manage laboratory facilities, and oversee data management. Main job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist with coordination of field and laboratory-based research operations including:

– Maintenance and upkeep of the coral nursery
-Restoration activities, such as coral outplanting
-Sample collection, preparation, and preservation
-Conducting thermotolerance experiments
-Monitoring reef health for a variety of studies, including frequent surveys of fish and coral abundance and diversity

  • Assist with experimental design and data entry/storage
  • Coordinate sample preparation and shipment to collaborators
  • Manage databases for multiple projects.
  • Conduct data analysis and create publication quality figures.
  • Prepare project reports for sponsors and granting agencies.
  • Assist with writing of scientific publications and grant proposals.
  • Any other duties as required for successful execution of research.
  • Assist with education programmes as requested by supervisor.
  • Prepare program content and feedback for the advancement team for communications, sponsors/stakeholders, including content for social media, website, newsletters and the press
  • Participate and assist with execution of local outreach events.


For more information, please view the full job description HERE. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and 1 letter of reference as a single PDF to

Application deadline: 18 December 2021

Position start date: 15 January 2022

Marine Education Intern

Join CCMI’s Education team this January in support of the onsite education programmes available at the Little Cayman Research Centre. The successful applicant for the Marine Education Internship will assist with the preparation and implementation of Marine Ecology Courses and other education programmes as required, and work with the research team on ongoing coral resilience and restoration projects. This position is available to Caymanians and those located in the Cayman Islands.

Dates: three month starting on/around 15th January

Location: Little Cayman Research Centre

Remuneration: room and board at the Little Cayman Research Centre; stipend of US $500/month

For more information as well as a full list of roles and responsibilities, please view the full job description HERE. Applications, consisting of cover letter, a full CV and contact details for two referees (who will not be contacted without your consent) should be sent to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Additional education internship positions will be available in April and June 2022. Application deadlines for the April and June internships will be one month before the anticipated start date.