[MARMAM] job opening

Nelio Barros nbarros at mote.org
Thu Aug 17 11:12:40 PDT 2006



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.

Preferred Qualifications:
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 
31August 2006.

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