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

Facilities Maintenance Specialist Little Cayman Research Centre

The field station Facilities Maintenance Specialist is responsible for execution of all general maintenance of the Little Cayman Research Center (LCRC). The successful candidate will support the various departments within, and outside of, LCRC to ensure the delivery of CCMI programmes through management, planning and support of all maintenance operations.

We are seeking an extremely organized individual who can execute a variety of facilities maintenance and marine operational tasks. Little Cayman is a remote tropical island with fewer than 200 people. Marine protection has been in place since the mid-1980s making this an ideal location for coral reef research. This position requires an individual who is capable of working under strenuous conditions and who is well-adapted to living in a small community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate and execute routine maintenance of all facilities at LCRC
  • Maintain operations of all electrical and plumbing on site
  • Repair equipment and facilities as required or schedule an external contractor as
  • needed.
  • Maintain and repair all CCMI vehicles
  • Maintain and repair all CCMI boats
  • Captain small boats for diving operations
  • Maintain and repair SCUBA gear
  • Assist with general cleaning and upkeep of the facilities
  • Assist with constructing field supplies for research and education groups
  • Assist with loading and offloading of supplies from the barge
  • Occasionally serve as on-call night watch for the facility when education programmes
  • are present
  • Provide transportation assistance as a driver when needed
  • Serve as shore support, in-water snorkel support, SCUBA guide, and/or dive buddy as
  • needed for execution of research and education programmes
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2 – 5 years facilities maintenance and/or operations experience required
  • Plumbing and electrical experience required
  • Boat and car mechanical experience required
  • Boat captain experience required; license preferred
  • SCUBA gear service experience required; ScubaPro service certification preferred
  • Experience with water-based activities required; professional dive certification
  • (Divemaster) preferred
  • Clean and valid driver’s license; clean police record
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly with children
  • Ability to live and reside full time on Little Cayman Island
Reports to: Operations Manager SALARY AND BENEFITS:

  • • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • • Health insurance contribution of 50% of basic cost
  • • Contribution to pension plan after 6 months of employment, 5% of salary

For consideration, please forward resume, letter of interest and a list of 3 references (emails and phone numbers) to: jobs@reefresearch.org

Kate Holden
Director of Advancement
Kholden@reefresearch.org
Tel: + (44) 7752 614 205

 

Postdoctoral Researcher

CCMI seeks to hire a postdoctoral researcher with experience in coral reef ecology, scientific diving, and data analysis. The successful applicant will assist with the organization, coordination, and execution of a variety of federally funded projects focused on reef resilience and sustainability, with the opportunity to develop their own research projects within the larger umbrella of the REEL group. The postdoc will be responsible for ensuring the highest standard of experimental design, in situ field work, and data acquisition while maintaining a high rate of publication productivity and stakeholder engagement. We therefore seek a highly motivated individual that can integrate within a small team on an isolated island in a face-paced and dynamic research environment. Full position description HERE.

POSITION 

Application Deadline: November 1, 2022
Position to Start: Negotiable- January 15 – March 1, 2023
Term of Employment: 2 years
Location: Little Cayman Island
Reports to:  Research Director

REQUIREMENTS 

  • PhD in Marine Science or related field 
  • Experience conducting and coordinating underwater field research required
  • Minimum dive certification level of Rescue with nitrox, decompression procedures certification a plus
  • Certified AAUS scientific diver with experience in open ocean diving
  • Strong publication record 
  • History of successful grant writing 
  • Experience handling and maintaining scientific samples and equipment  
  • Experience with grant reporting, budget tracking, and data management 
  • Excellent data analysis skills, including coding (R preferred) 
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and team building skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and open to direction in a collaborative working environment 
  • Willingness to work odd hours when required to deliver a program 
  • Willing and able to reside full-time on Little Cayman  


SALARY AND BENEFITS
 

Annual salary of US$52,000 + benefits including paid vacation and contributions to health insurance and pension. 

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and CV as a single PDF, and 2 letters of reference to jobs@reefresearch.org. Application and letters of reference should include the name of the applicant in the document title, i.e. lastname_application.pdf, lastname_LOR.pdf.

Education Assistant

CCMI seeks to hire an Education Assistant to support the education team with the preparation and implementation of our primary and secondary school level marine ecology camps, visiting university courses, citizen science groups and other education programmes as required, under the direction of the Education Manager and Education Coordinator. The applicant must have extensive experience in and on the water, with an active PADI (or similar) Divemaster qualification, preferably instructor status. We are seeking an individual that is passionate about the ocean, willing to teach students of varying ages, and eager to create a positive and engaging environment for students, scientists, and guests to not only learn but have the best experience of their lives. CCMI’s education programmes do not operate on a 9-5 timetable, the successful applicant must be willing and able to work odd hours with a flexible schedule. This role is active and hands on, providing the opportunity to expand personal and professional skills, while living on a remote tropical island, working at a fully functioning marine research facility. The successful applicant will be one who seeks new challenges, enjoys working with a team, and wants to foster ocean literacy and educate the next generation.

 Full position description HERE.

POSITION 

Application Deadline: October 21, 2022
Position to Start: January 2, 2023
Term of employment: 1 year (with potential to extend)
Location: Little Cayman Island
Reports to: Education Manager & Education Coordinator

REQUIREMENTS 

  • Preference given to Caymanian applicants or those with qualifying residential status
  • High school diploma required; preference given to applicants recently graduated from a university programme in a related field of study
  • Active and insured PADI Divemaster (or similar) with 100+ dives; OWSI preferred
  • First Aid, CPR and Emergency Oxygen Provider certified
  • Experience working in an educational setting, either formal or informal required; experience as a camp counselor a plus
  • Must enjoy working with children and young adults
  • Must have a clean and valid driver’s license with ability to drive (or learn) manual transmission
  • Must be able to lift heavy dive gear and equipment
  • Must be versatile, willing and interested in assisting with a variety of tasks
  • Excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills required
  • Must be comfortable in and on the water
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and open to direction in a collaborative working environment
  • Must be able to inspire passion for the marine environment in others
  • Experience with Caribbean marine species and coral reef ecology a plus


SALARY AND BENEFITS
 

Annual salary of US$30,000 + benefits including paid vacation and contributions to health insurance and pension. 

TO APPLY:

A cover letter, CV and contact details for two referees (who will not be contacted without your consent) should be sent to jobs@reefresearch.org. Applications and letters of reference should include the name of the applicant in the document title, i.e. lastname_application.pdf, lastname_CL.pdf. Applications submitted before 21 October 2022 receive full consideration.

 

Marine Education Intern

CCMI’s education team is seeking two interns to join the team this January in support of the onsite education programmes available at the Little Cayman Research Centre. 

Location: Little Cayman Research Centre
Application Deadline: 18 November 2022
Term: 3-month internship (potential to extend to 6 months), beginning on/about 2 January 2023 

Join CCMI’s education team and support our education programmes at the Little Cayman Research Centre. The successful applicants will assist the education team with the preparation and implementation of our primary and secondary school level marine ecology camps, visiting university courses, citizen science groups and other education programmes as required. There may also be the occasional opportunity to assist the research team with ongoing coral resilience and restoration projects or other research needs. This position is available to Caymanians, those located in the Cayman Islands and international applicants.  

The applicant will need to be proficient in the water, ideally with a PADI (or similar) Divemaster qualification. You must be passionate about the ocean, teaching students of all ages and creating a positive and engaging environment for guests to not only learn but have the best experience of their lives. This role is hands on, you will learn a huge range of skills, while living on a remote tropical island at a fully functioning marine research facility. You need to love new challenges, enjoy working with a team and most importantly, want to make a difference in terms of ocean literacy and educating the next generation.   

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

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 education@reefresearch.org.   

Application deadline for the internship will be 18 November 2022, with a start date of 2 January 2023.  

If you would like to experience living on a remote tropical island and being part of a dynamic team, we encourage you to apply!

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