[MARMAM] marine mammal and sea turtle stranding position

Nelio Barros nbarros at mote.org
Tue Oct 28 06:16:36 PDT 2008


MOTE MARINE LABORATORY

CENTER FOR MARINE MAMMAL AND SEA TURTLE RESEARCH

STRANDING INVESTIGATIONS PROGRAM

STAFF SCIENTIST


 


Qualifications:


 

An M.Sc./Ph.D. or equivalent degree in natural science or other field
relevant to marine science (e.g., D.Sc., D.V.M., D.Eng., and M.D).
Expertise in marine mammal and/or sea turtle biology is required; preferred
scientific disciplines include life history (age determination and/or
reproductive biology), natural history (e.g., feeding ecology), pathology,
functional anatomy, or physiology. At least five-years experience with
strandings and necropsies of either group of animals is desired.  Applicants
must demonstrate the ability to produce peer-reviewed scientific
publications and to acquire extramural funding.   

 


Duties and Responsibilities:


 

The successful candidate will (a) conceive of sound basic and applied
research questions, and (b) design and execute all phases of research
including proposal preparation, data collection, analysis, and
interpretation.  The candidate is expected to produce significant
peer-reviewed professional publications (at least two each year);
participate in professional organizations and meetings; and interact with
other scientists and research programs at MML and elsewhere.  He/she will
seek grants, contracts, and other extramural funds in support of his/her
salary and the research and staff expenses for the program, including
indirect costs, with the expectation of securing full funding for the
program within two years.  The candidate must have a working knowledge of
funding sources and programs, and a record of successful proposals.
Demonstrated experience in managing other research personnel is expected,
including interviewing and hiring; training of staff for work-place safety,
quality assurance, and other institutional policies and programs; technical
training of staff; daily supervision; delegation of field or laboratory
duties; evaluation of staff performance; and resolution of personnel
problems.  The successful candidate may also be responsible for overseeing
work of visiting scientists, postdoctoral scientists, student interns, or
volunteers. Partial coverage of a 24/7 stranding pager is expected. The
successful candidate will oversee a recently refurbished necropsy
laboratory, and the maintenance of response equipment (4x4 truck, two
personal watercrafts and one all-terrain vehicle).   An extensive marine
mammal osteological collection, a wide range of archived tissues and a
multi-decadal database are also available. 

 

Applicants should have excellent communication skills and have working
knowledge of computer databases. Familiarity with Access and GIS is
encouraged. The position involves physical activity such as lifting and
moving heavy animals under challenging environmental conditions.  Boating
experience and the ability to swim are required. U.S. citizenship or foreign
citizen’s U.S. work permit appropriate for the work is required. All
employees must comply with the requirements outlined in the MML Employee
Policy Manual. 

 

Salary: $45,000-$55,000/yr, with full fringe benefits 

 

Application:

 

The Search Committee will accept applications up to mid November 2008, or
until the position is filled. MML would like to have the successful
applicant start work as soon as possible.  Applications should include a
letter of intent, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference.  Please
submit application materials to Dr. Nélio Barros (nbarros at mote.org). NO
PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. 

 

Mote Marine Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

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