[MARMAM] job announcement

Nelio Barros nbarros at mote.org
Thu Aug 24 10:01:38 PDT 2006



The Center for Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Research at Mote Marine Laboratory 
(MML) is soliciting applications for a Senior Biologist to serve in the 
position of Deputy Program Manager (DPM) with the Stranding Investigations 
Program. This is a full-time position with benefits, available starting 20 
September 2006. Salary range is $35,000-$45,000, commensurate with experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The DPM will work closely with the Program Manager (PM) in responding to live 
and dead stranded marine mammals and sea turtles. Duties include sharing 
responsibility for a 24-hour/day emergency stranding pager; assisting with the 
recovery and necropsy of stranded animals; supervising the efforts of a 
biologist and team of volunteer professionals and interns; submitting 
proposals to funding agencies for support of the Stranding Investigations 
Program; maintaining the stranding database; assisting in verification, rescue 
and recovery of sick, injured or dead manatees; assisting with rescues of 
live-stranded cetaceans and sea turtles; participating in the quarterly 
training classes; supervising the maintenance of the Stranding Investigations 
Program vehicles; meeting all deadlines to fulfill research contract/grant 
obligations; conducting high quality research resulting in scientific 
publications and presentations; responding to requests by the Program Manager, 
Center Director and Executive Vice President for Research.

Support: Within two years, the candidate is expected to develop full-time 
extramural self support, including fringe benefits and MML indirect costs (78% 
of combined salary + fringe benefits). Several ongoing sources for program 
support have been established.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: MSc in biology or related field is preferred.
Experience: A minimum of 5 years of experience working with marine mammal 
strandings, including field response and necropsy. Background in cetacean life 
history or pathology is preferred.
Work Authorization: Proof of United States citizenship or ability to lawfully 
work in the U.S. required upon beginning of employment on 20 September 2006.
Valid Florida Driver’s License: Required within 30 days of start date.
Skills and abilities: Computer knowledge (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Access, 
ArcView) and strong verbal and written communication skills. Applicants should 
have experience working with volunteers. Ability to swim, lift heavy objects, 
and to operate and trailer small boats and personal watercraft, including 
launching and retrieval, is also required.

Please mail application materials (letter of intent, CV, names and contact 
information for 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 06 September 2006.

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