[MARMAM] job openings

Delphine Vanderpool vanderpoold at imms.org
Tue Jan 3 13:50:07 PST 2006


IMMS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

General:  The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS), a private, non-profit corporation located in Gulfport, Mississippi, is seeking to immediately fill several research positions.  These positions are part of a substantial interdisciplinary collaborative effort with other universities and scientists to study marine mammals both in the wild and in a controlled setting.  The scope of research projects is vast, including such fields as acoustics, genetics, population dynamics, ecology, behavior, physiology and biomedical studies.  All positions will be for a period of two years with the possibility of continued employment depending on performance and funding availability.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

 

 

Position:  Research Scientist - Population Biologist/Ecologist

 

Responsibilities:  Coordinate research activities between IMMS and collaborating scientists, participate in these research projects and document research progress; develop and conduct new research projects in population biology and ecology appropriate to the mission of IMMS and secure funding for such projects; oversee and track equipment usage, write reports for submission to state and federal agencies, and assist in writing and preparing grant proposals for funding.  Candidate will be expected to conduct research studies and publish.

 

Qualifications:  Requires a Ph.D. in biology, marine biology, zoology, ecology, or marine science from an accredited university with experience in population dynamics and ecology.  Candidate must have proven ability in publishing, report writing, organizing and conducting research projects, and in securing funding.  Boat handling experience and experience in dolphin research, husbandry, or training a plus.  Eligible candidates should also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

 

 

Position:  Research Associate

 

Responsibilities:  Assist with coordinating research activities between IMMS and collaborating scientists, participate in and develop new research projects, document research progress, track equipment usage, assist with report writing and grant writing.  Respond to dead and live marine mammal strandings, perform necropsies, assist with live stranded animal rehabilitation.  Candidate is also expected to assist in seeking additional funding and will have an opportunity to participate in research and publish.

 

Qualifications:  Requires a Master's degree in biology, marine biology, zoology, psychology, or marine science from an accredited university.  Candidate must have proven ability in publishing, report writing, and in organizing research projects.  Dolphin or other cetacean stranding and necropsy experience necessary.  Boat handling experience and experience in dolphin research, husbandry, or training a plus.  Eligible candidates should also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

 

 

Position:  Research Assistant

 

Responsibilities:  Participate in research projects and assist with stranded dolphin study; provide logistical support for field surveys, including boat and equipment operation, response to dead and live marine mammal strandings, the collection of biological samples and the performance of necropsies; assist with live stranded animal rehabilitation; document research progress, track equipment usage and assist with report writing.  Candidate will be encouraged to assist with grant writing and the seeking of additional funding.  Candidate will also have an opportunity to publish.

 

Qualifications:  Requires a Bachelor's degree in biology, marine biology, zoology, psychology, or marine science from an accredited university.  Candidate must have experience in dolphin/cetacean stranding response and necropsies, boat operation, organizing research projects, and in writing reports.  Experience in dolphin research, husbandry, or training a plus.  Eligible candidates should also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

 

 

Interested parties please indicate for which position you are applying and send C.V. or a detailed resume with three references and a photo to:

 

Dr. Delphine Vanderpool

Institute for Marine Mammal Studies

P.O. Box 207

Gulfport, MS 39502 

 

Or attach as a Microsoft Word document and email to:  vanderpoold at imms.org.  The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is an equal opportunity employer.  You can learn more about the Institute at www.imms.org
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