[MARMAM] Job Posting: Research Scientist with Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Chip Deutsch chipjd at cox.net
Thu Aug 24 18:16:26 PDT 2006

     The following position with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Research
Institute in the Wildlife Research Section/Marine Mammal Subsection at the
Marine Mammal Pathobiology Lab in St. Petersburg, Florida, is currently
being advertised.  Applicants must apply through the People First web site,
link below.

Broadband/Class Code: 19-1023-04  	Pay Grade/Pay Band: BB009
Position Number:	77071671
Closing Date:  9/18/2006
County: Pinellas County
Annual Salary Range:	 $39,739 - $99,346
Announcement Type:	Open Competitive
DESCRIPTION: Hiring Rate: $50,000 - $55,000 annually, depending on
qualifications (See job posting on People First for more details)

Position Description: 
     The Fish & Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) is seeking candidates for
the position of scientific coordinator of the manatee necropsy program. This
position will conduct research on the health, physiological and anatomical
aspects of marine mammal biology including maintenance and analysis of
manatee mortality data and collaboration with in-house and outside
researchers. Primary responsibilities will be to lead or assist in the
performance of necropsies on marine mammals (primarily manatees) to
determine the cause of death and to collect samples for research. In
collaboration with in-house and outside researchers, utilize gross
observations, histopathology, microbiology, toxicology or any other
diagnostic procedures to ascertain cause of death or epizootics. Prepare
necropsy and technical reports, present findings at national meetings and
publish results in refereed journals. 
Job duties will include: oversight of FWC's Marine Mammal Pathobiology Lab
(MMPL) including lab administration; fostering a safe working environment;
develop and monitor annual salvage and necropsy working budgets, ensuring
that expenditures do not exceed spending authority, participation in
salvage, rescue, and research captures, and transport or assisting in the
transport of animals to appropriate Oceanaria. Supervising of assigned staff
and participation in public outreach efforts will also be required. 
Education: A master's degree and 4 yrs. of professional experience as
described above; or a doctorate with 2 years of experience. Candidates with
PhD will be given preference. 
Desired Qualifications: 
Knowledge of the biological sciences and scientific research (especially
physiological ecology-related research and general anatomy), methods of data
collection and analysis of data, field techniques and equipment used in
laboratory testing and analysis; personal computers and database software.
Skill in the use of scientific laboratory, and field equipment. Ability to:
collect, record and analyze scientific data relating to marine mammal
stranding and deaths; conduct scientific research on wildlife health,
physiology, anatomy and ecology; perform quantitative analysis of scientific
data; prepare written technical reports and manuscripts; communicate
effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective
working relationships; effectively supervise others; work independently;
utilize problem solving techniques; understand and apply applicable rules,
regulations, policies and procedures relating to the research sciences; swim
with sufficient skill to save oneself in the event of an emergency; safely
operate vehicles, trailers and boats up to 22'. Must be able to lift > 50

Please visit our site for a full position description and application

Equal Opportunity Employer/ Affirmative Action Employer The State of Florida
does not tolerate violence in the workplace.  Pursuant to Chapter 295 F.S.
veterans and spouses of veterans may receive preference in employment and
are encouraged to apply.  If you require an accommodation to participate in
the application/selection process, please contact the hiring authority in

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