[MARMAM] Job Announcement: Veterinarian for Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program (Federal FTE)

Charles Littnan Charles.Littnan at noaa.gov
Mon Jan 10 12:12:08 PST 2011

Aloha All-

We would like to announce an employment opportunity with the NOAA  
Fisheries Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program (HMSRP; Honolulu,  
HI).   The HMSRP is hiring a Veterinary Medical Officer  
(Veterinarian) to oversee its Health and Disease Program (HDP).

The HMSRP studies all aspects of the biology and ecology of the  
endangered Hawaiian monk seal and develops tools to enhance the  
survival of the species across its range.  The HDP investigates the  
role of infectious disease, parasites, and toxins (anthropogenic and  
naturally occurring biotoxins) in Hawaiian monk seal population is an  
ongoing investigation.  Veterinarians conduct studies including gross  
necropsy and histopathology, parasitology, hematology, serology,  
morphometrics, microbiology, epidemiology, scat and spew analysis,  
population abundance/survival assessment, and reproductive rates.

The following is a list of some of the job responsibilities of the  
selected candidate:
  	1.              Conducting a risk assessment of infections and  
implementing adaptive sampling protocols  (AILSA)
	2.              Analyzing existing data to enable decisions about  
prioritizing future work etc.
	3.              Determine what analyses can be done with existing  
data and samples (~ 50,000 biological samples are in our archives)
	4.              Refining all protocols, including but not limited to:
			i.               Necropsy
			ii.              Sedation and Anesthesia
			iii.            Clinical Intervention
			iv.            Biological sample archiving
			v.              Disease Surveillance
			vi.            Which diagnostics tests to continue
	5.              Serve as the inter-agency liaison relative to HMS  
health and disease issues: connect with USGS, coordinate local  
veterinary groups, identify potential collaborators and veterinarians  
to provide occasional emergency care or capture and immobilization  
experience; contact for emerging threats, risks and more.
	6.              Participate in field studies and survival  
enhancement activities

  Additional Requirements:

-   Must be a U.S. citizen
-  Suitable for Federal employment
-  Registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov)

To apply for this position please:
1. Visit www.usajobs.gov
2. Search for job announcement NMFS-PIC-2011-0010 (qualified  
applicants with Federal employment status) or NMFS-PIC-2011-0012 (all  
qualified US citizens)

The job announcement is now open and will be closing on January 24,  

For more information on how to apply please contact:

Barb Schloetter
Phone: 206-526-6296
Email: barbara.w.schloetter AT noaa.gov

EEO Policy: The United States Government does not discriminate in  
employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national  
origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity,  
marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership  
in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Please pass this on to anyone you may think would be qualified for  
and interested in this opportunity.



Charles Littnan
Lead Scientist, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program
NOAA Fisheries
1601 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 1100
Honolulu HI 96814

P: 808-944-2171
F: 808-941-0307

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