[MARMAM] The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA is hiring a Marine Mammal Pathobiologist

Heather Groninger GroningerH at TMMC.org
Wed Mar 28 16:35:15 PDT 2012

The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA is recruiting for the following role:


The Marine Mammal Center, an equal opportunity, non-profit employer, is seeking a Marine Mammal Pathobiologist to join our team. The Marine Mammal Center's mission is to expand knowledge about marine mammals-their health and that of their ocean environment-and to inspire their global conservation. Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community.

The Marine Mammal Pathobiologist is responsible for leading original research in The Marine Mammal Center's Veterinary Science Department, supporting and guiding other department members in assisting with research and coordinating research with external investigators. The Pathobiologist conducts original research into aspects of marine mammal biology pertinent to health and disease of Center patients and their rehabilitation. In addition to providing oversight to the research agenda, this position directly supports research efforts by other TMMC staff and collaborators by ensuring regulatory compliance, assisting with sampling of animals for research studies, necropsy examinations, data management and evaluation, and manuscript preparation.

The Pathobiologist reports to the Director of Veterinary Science, with additional support and guidance provided by the Senior Scientist. This position supervises the Research Associate(s), Necropsy Manager and the Laboratory Manager/Medical Technologist. The Pathobiologist is also expected to be an active member of cross-departmental teams supporting the mission and directives of the Center Executive Director and TMMC Board of Directors.

Major Responsibilities:

*         Develop an annual plan with measurable outcomes.

*         Manage staff, including providing performance evaluations tied to measures, and in conjunction with the Department of Human Resources, hiring and firing.

*         Conduct original research into marine mammal health and disease.

*         Ensure all research complies with all pertinent regulations.

*         Manage the Center's tissue and serum bank.

*         Contribute to Center grants management including drafting proposals, tracking expenses and reporting results.

*         Manage post release monitoring program of animals after rehabilitation

*         Assist veterinary science staff with data analysis

Core Competencies -- Knowledge and Skills:

*         Knowledge of marine mammal biology, and current marine mammal health and disease issues

*         Knowledge of existing methodologies for tracking marine mammals

*         Knowledge of current regulations regarding marine mammal take and specimen handling

*         Ability to record, manage and analyze data, and perform statistical analyses

*         Ability to write scientific papers for publication in a peer reviewed journals

*         Ability to represent The Center before large and small groups

*         Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team to coordinate shared and extra-mural projects, and monitor health and disease in marine mammals

*         Ability to supervise and train visiting interns and volunteers in marine mammal biology pertinent to the mission of The Center

*         Experience in multiple media venues


*         Significant and relevant experience with marine mammals in field research, clinical research, or both

*         Advanced degree in relevant field of study (e.g., PhD, DVM)

*         Demonstrated management experience

To apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume attention Human Resources and Operations Manager to admin at tmmc.org<mailto:admin at tmmc.org>. Please put "Marine Mammal Pathobiologist" in the subject line. Deadline for applications is April 20, 2012. Please no phone calls or faxed submissions.

Heather Groninger
Human Resources and Operations Manager
The Marine Mammal Center
2000 Bunker Road
Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, CA 94965
Fax: 415-754-4048
groningerh at tmmc.org<mailto:groningerh at tmmc.org>

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