[MARMAM] job opening
nbarros at mote.org
Thu Aug 17 11:12:40 PDT 2006
MOTE MARINE LABORATORY
STRANDING INVESTIGATIONS PROGRAM
STAFF SCIENTIST/PROGRAM MANAGER
The Center for Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Research at Mote Marine Laboratory
(MML) is soliciting applications for the position of a Staff Scientist to
serve as Program Manager of the Stranding Investigations Program. This is a
full-time position with fringe benefits, available starting 20 September 2006.
Annual salary range is $45,000-$55,000, commensurate with experience.
Responsibilities: In general, this is both a research and management position.
The candidate will be expected to conceive of and pursue scientifically worthy
research questions involving marine mammal and/or sea turtle strandings to
result in peer-reviewed scientific publications and presentations, and oversee
Mote Marine Laboratory’s participation in the Southeastern U.S. Marine Mammal
Stranding Network. This will involve responding to stranding events and
collecting and disseminating samples and data resulting from examination of
the stranded animals. The candidate will also participate in professional
organizations and meetings; interact with other scientists and research grants
at MML and elsewhere; seek grants, contracts, and other extramural funds in
support of salary and research expenses; have a working knowledge of funding
sources and programs and a record of successful proposals; demonstrate an
ability to manage projects and project budgets, including negotiations, fiscal
tracking, and project reporting; represent the Laboratory among peers and in
the general community, as needed; serve on internal committees; assist the
Laboratory in educational, outreach, and other special programs; assist the
Development Office and Aquarium; perform other such duties as provided by the
Policy Manual or as assigned by the Laboratory’s Administration and respond to
requests by the Center Director and the Executive Vice President for Research.
Support: Within two years, the candidate is expected to develop extramural
support for the candidate (90%) and a biologist (100%), including fringe
benefits and MML indirect costs. Several ongoing sources for program support
have been established.
Education: PhD in biology or related field, or DVM specializing in veterinary
pathology is required.
Experience: A strong background in anatomy or pathology is required as are 3-5
years of experience working with marine mammal and sea turtle strandings,
including field response and necropsy.
Valid Florida Driver’s License: Required.
Skills and abilities: Applicants should be familiar with various statistical
analysis packages, have working knowledge of Access (stranding database), have
experience working with volunteers, good speaking skills for interactions with
the media and the public. Ability to swim, lift heavy objects, and to operate
and trailer small boats, including launching and retrieval, is also required.
Please mail application materials (letter of intent, CV, 3 references) to Dr.
Nélio Barros, Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL
34236 or nbarros at mote.org . The deadline for submission of applications is
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