Vacancy: University of the Virgin Islands Marine Biological Restoration Technician

USVI coral reef. Image: NOAA CCMA Biogeography Team

The University of the Virgin Islands is inviting applications for a position in their coral reef restoration and research programme:

Under the direction of the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES) and UVI’s coral health ecologists provides technical support for coral reef restoration and coral reef ecological research activities and be an active member of the research team at the MacLean Marine Science Center at UVI. Expected to work primarily on coral reef restoration projects aimed at the rearing of invertebrates, specifically corals and sea urchins, in the flow through sea water tables at the MacLean Marine Science Center and in field-based nurseries. Also provide support for scientific experiments that utilize the sea water tables and field-based methods. This is a grant funded position.


1. Coordinate with the CMES facilities manager to monitor and perform some limited maintenance for the flow through sea water table system;
2. Monitor and maintain reared invertebrates within the sea water tables and in the field-based coral nurseries;
3. Assist with coordination and implementation of the collection and out-planting of reared invertebrates;
4. Assist with coordination and implementation of out-planted animal monitoring;
5. Assist and contribute to manuscript, permit, report, and proposal writing and production;
6. Assist with coral restoration volunteer program and outreach activities;
7. Perform other duties as determined by the coral reef health ecologist and CMES Director.
8. Other duties as assigned.

See the full job posting for more information about necessary qualifications and how to apply. The application deadline is August 15, 2018.

[Image: NOAA CCMA Biogeography Team]

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