[MARMAM] Job announcement: Marine Mammal Research Technician

Stephen McCulloch smccull5 at hboi.fau.edu
Mon Apr 13 08:08:04 PDT 2009


The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute's Marine Mammal Research and Conservation Program at Florida Atlantic University will be hiring a Research Technician to perform primary animal care and husbandry duties in rendering care and assistance to sick and/or injured marine mammals. Please see attached job posting and instructions on how to submit an application. Please note, direct your inquiries via online application to  <https://jobs.fau.edu/> https://jobs.fau.edu/, reference position number 980528. An online application must be completed in order to be considered for this position.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Research Technician (Position # 980528)

Closing Date: 4/24/09

 

Position Summary:

As directed by supervisor, performs primary animal care and husbandry duties in rendering care and assistance to sick and/or injured marine mammals. Maintains and/or assists in the operation of animal care facilities, including but not limited to: life support systems, pools, food preparation, clinical diagnostics equipment, and other associated equipment and systems. Serves as a member of the Marine Mammal Research and Conservation team in support of program activities and to accomplish established outcomes. Provides assistance to faculty and staff as required to support program activities and accomplish established outcomes. Will help to coordinate response, recovery, and transport or stranded marine mammals and maintain those supplies and equipment necessary to perform these responsibilities.

 

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent and four years experience in marine mammal (to include cetaceans, sirenia, and pinnipeds) husbandry, care, handling and behavioral conditioning; maintenance/management of marine mammal facilities. Bachelor degree in a directly related field may substitute for years of experience. Knowledge of maintaining biological life support systems and water quality required. Ability to safely operate and navigate small craft in near coastal waters required. Experience involving marine mammal transports, design & maintenance of transport systems required. Proficient PC skills. Ability to work flexible hours including nights/weekends (e.g. to provide critical care and assistance to sick or injured marine mammals). Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management, staff, and the public. Valid Florida Drivers License or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. 

 

Work days and hours:

Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm. Ability to work flexible hours including nights/weekends may be required. Work schedule to be determined by supervisor.  

 

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Salary Range:

$34,500 - $47,500

 

Special Instructions to the Applicant:

Preference in appointment will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of eligible veterans in accordance with Florida Statutes, Section 295.07. 

 

Individuals requiring accommodation call 561-297-3058 (1-800-955-8771 TTY)

Job involves frequent standing and sitting during long hours of sustained observation in the field; frequent use of the computer keyboard and mouse; may involve lifting up to 100 lbs. Work is performed in an external environment, including small boats, beach, water tank or pool and worker may be exposed to adverse environmental conditions 50% of the time. Work is also performed in an internal environment (lab or office) 50% of the time. The worker may be required to wear personal protective equipment as part of the job duties.  

 

Online application must be completed in order to be considered for this position.

 <https://jobs.fau.edu/> https://jobs.fau.edu/, reference position number 980528.

 

Florida Atlantic University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer 
and is committed to the diversity of its workforce.

 

           
Stephen D. McCulloch
Founder / Program Manager 
Marine Mammal Research and Conservation  
Center for Marine Ecosystems Health
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at
Florida Atlantic University
5600 U.S. 1 North
Fort Pierce, FL 34946
772.465.2400, x604
772.595.3332  fax
 
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