[MARMAM] Deadline Extended for Marine Mammal Science Assistant-In position - University of Florida

Iske Larkin LarkinI at vetmed.ufl.edu
Wed Jul 25 11:25:26 PDT 2007

Assistant-In, Marine Mammal Science

The University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking someone to fill the position of Assistant-In for a one year period, located at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory (MMPL) in St. Petersburg, FL.  Job duties for the assistant-in (20% teaching and 80% research) will include assisting with research and necropsy of marine mammals, mostly manatees, at the FWC MMPL as directed by senior staff at the facility. Laboratory duties may include assistance with necropsy of manatees and other marine mammal species presented to the laboratory, participation in field work involving carcass recovery, live animal strandings and live animal captures. On-site supervision will be the responsibility of the MMPL Associate Research Scientist.  Assisting MMPL staff with development of extramural grant proposals and peer-reviewed research publications is expected. During the one year appointment the assistant-in will conduct a research project  agreed on by the individual, the UF Director of Aquatic Animal Health, MMPL senior staff, and the FWC Program Administrator for Marine Mammal Research.  The assistant-in will be expected to produce at least one manuscript for peer reviewed publication related to work done at the MMPL, and present the findings in a seminar at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and at the University of Florida.

Teaching responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, assisting with organization of Sea Vet and providing at least one lecture. In addition, the assistant-in is expected to contribute to Marvet, Prescott workshops and FWC outreach activities. Participation in graduate education is also expected and may include assistance with sample collection at the MMPL and support of graduate student publication.

Salary: 	Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Basic Qualifications: A DVM or equivalent degree, or a minimum of a MS degree in epidemiology, pathobiology or related field, is required. Demonstrated research and pathology experience is required. A demonstrated track record in publication of research results is desirable. Candidates with demonstrated clinical proficiency with non-domestic species will be viewed favorably. The ability to work well with UF and FWC personnel is essential. 

How to Apply: Interested persons are requested to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information (names, addresses, email and telephone numbers) for three professional references from whom recommendations may be requested. All of the above must be post-marked by Aug 13th, 2007 to be considered for initial screening. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send applications to Dr. Iske Larkin, Search Committee Chair, Dept of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, PO Box 100136, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0126; phone 352-392-2212, x5168, e-mail: Larkini at vetmed.ufl.edu .  The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to review applications until an appointment is made.

For further information about our Aquatic Animal Health Program you can check out our web page at: http://marinemammal.vetmed.ufl.edu/ 

Iske L. Vandevelde Larkin, Ph.D. 
Assistant Scientist
Education Coordinator
Aquatic Animal Health Program
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
& Dept. of Zoology
University of Florida
2015 SW 16th Ave.
CVM - PO Box 100136
Gainesville, Fl 32610
(Ship to zip - 32608)

***NOTE New Phone # and E-mail
Phone (352) 392-2212 ext 5168
Cell (352) 494-1742
Fax (352) 846-1171
e-mail: Larkini at vetmed.ufl.edu 

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