We’re Hiring! Full-Time Research Scientist – Mangroves

The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) is a non-profit committed to ensuring the health and longevity of our ocean and the communities that depend on it. For more than 50 years, our team has made lasting impacts in the marine world through scientific discovery, leading-edge conservation, and international collaboration. Our mission is to preserve coral reefs, coastal habitats, and vital fisheries throughout The Bahamas and the Caribbean while working with local communities to unlock and implement sustainable solutions.

Position Summary

We are seeking a post-graduate scientist (master’s or higher) with experience in mangrove ecology and restoration. The ideal candidate would have a background in GIS and be capable of leading field-based mangrove research and restoration, collecting and analyzing in situ and/or remote sensing data, and writing reports, scientific manuscripts, and proposals.

This position is responsible for carrying out day-to-day activities and research priorities including fieldwork planning and operations, data collection and analysis, and report writing for the mangrove research, conservation, and restoration programs in The Bahamas and other locations. The position reports to the PIMS Executive Director.

Work for this position will be conducted throughout The Bahamas. Work on boats is required. National travel within The Bahamas will be required, and international travel may be occasionally required.


  • Conducting research related to mangrove programs in The Bahamas
  • Write and publish research papers and technical reports as well as other forms of public dissemination of your work including preparing social media content
  • Lead teams of technicians and volunteers in fieldwork activities including mangrove health assessments, drone-based mapping, assessments of mangrove fish and benthic communities, mangrove carbon, mangrove restoration using various techniques, and evaluation of mangrove system hydrology
  • Leading capacity building for volunteers, students, and staff members in mangrove restoration
  • Coordinate activities with PIMS colleagues and partners
  • Episodic travel to support fieldwork activities throughout The Bahamas and the Caribbean
  • Participate in data management, analysis, and writing (reports, manuscripts, proposals)
  • Oversee equipment maintenance, purchasing, and budget for assigned projects
  • Maintain standard safety procedures and competencies
  • Perform additional duties as assigned



  • A minimum of a master’s degree (thesis in mangrove biology or restoration), PhD preferred
  • Must be experienced in mangrove restoration and monitoring methods 
  • At least three years of active mangrove conservation research experience and mangrove restoration
  • Experience leading a team and planning fieldwork activities
  • Skilled communicator with good written and verbal communication skills. Record of scientific publications preferred
  • Good knowledge of common MS Office and experience with data management/databases and analysis
  • Skilled problem‐solver, self‐reliant, results‐oriented, and able to work both independently and with a team
  • Flexible schedule: night and weekend work required seasonally
  • Current passport and proof of COVID‐19 vaccination upon hire
  • Bahamian citizen, resident, or ability to work for periods of time in The Bahamas

PIMS is an equal opportunity employer. Compensation is commensurate with experience. We strongly believe that a staff of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, and cultures best prepares us to achieve our research, conservation, and restoration goals. We invite anyone interested who meets the qualifications to apply.

Please send a cover letter, your CV, and a list of three references to Latoya Anderson-Reeves at landerson@perryinstitute.org. We are reviewing applications on a continuous basis until the role is successfully filled. We encourage you not to delay your application.

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