Vacancy – Aquarium Researcher
Salary: $20,050-$37,051 per annum depending on experience and qualifications plus generous fringe benefits
Opening Date: September 1, 2023
Closing Date: September 30, 2023
Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) is seeking applicants for the position of an Aquarium Researcher.
At least a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science or related fields involving field and/or laboratory research from an accredited college or university. Minimum experience of three years in marine research and/or related field and some experience in resource management and conservation. Knowledgeable in coral and clam culture and laboratory management.
This position is designed as a researcher level position for the Aquarium. Incumbent shall conduct research on coral restoration, assist with the giant clam culture program and assists aquarists in performing such duties to include the development of exhibits, tank maintenance, fish feeding, and aquarium tours. Incumbent will also assist in the OA laboratory work including collection of samples, analysis and reporting, laboratory maintenance and limited OA field work.
Duties and Responsibilities
∙ Coral restoration research including but not limited to coral propagation, site assessment and coral culture and using Best Practices to improve methods.
∙ Conduct research for the giant clam project including but not limited to clam culture, clam transplant, setting up clam ocean nurseries and other related duties regarding clam culture development.
∙ Assist in OA laboratory including data sample collection, preparation, analysis and maintenance.
∙ Participate in the aquarium fieldwork on collection, transportation, and handling of aquarium species. Determining what species to exhibit, assist in identification of exhibition animals. Prepare a list of organisms for collection and taking the lead in developing and implementing the Standard Operating Procedures.
∙ Taking part in the aquarium aquarist work shift including opening and closing duty, feeding, tank cleaning, and other general aquarium maintenance work. Assist in the care and maintenance of the aquarium animals.
∙ Conduct aquarium tours with schools, the community and other groups as necessary.
To apply, please e-mail your CV with a 2×2 photo or a copy of your ID, name of two references, and a cover letter to Ms. Caryn Lkong Koshiba at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only short-listed applicants will be notified within two weeks after the closing date of this announcement to set up interview appointments. Applications must be received no later than the above closing date.
Submitted applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.
Be part of the PICRC Team and contribute to conservation efforts in Palau and the world!