[MARMAM] Network Veterinarian (part-time) - Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Noel Wingers noel.wingers at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 14:11:58 PST 2015

The Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network (ALMMSN) at the Dauphin Island
Sea Lab (DISL) seeks a part-time veterinarian to join our dedicated team of
staff, students, researchers, and volunteers and assist with local marine
mammals stranding response and necropsy in collaboration with the Southeast
Region Stranding Network partners under NOAA, NMFS and USFWS direction.

This position requires at least 120 hours per year for the next five years
(approximately one 10-hour day per month), with the goal to establish a
long-term partnership and seek additional funding opportunities. The vet
will primarily lead necropsy sessions for fresh carcasses and will provide
aid during live animal strandings, but participation in any stranding
activities is encouraged. Live animal strandings are uncommon but also
unpredictable. The ideal candidate would have willingness and some
flexibility to respond on short notice when these rare events occur.

Requirements: Candidates must be licensed veterinarians and have an
interest in marine mammal medicine. Applicants with previous marine mammal
experience will be given preference, but previous experience is not
essential. Applicants must be willing to travel to DISL or coastal
locations in Alabama at least one day per month. Training will be provided
to develop skills, obtain stranding network certification, and enhance
ongoing career development.

This position will be part-time and no benefits are available. ALMMSN will
cover direct costs for the participating veterinarian and provide some
funds to support training, including travel assistance.

ALMMSN responds to cetacean and manatee strandings in the state of Alabama,
and provides mutual aid to network partners in neighboring states. ALMMSN
currently responds to an average of 32 cetacean and 4 manatee strandings
annually, including an average of 2 live marine mammal strandings per year.
ALMMSN was established in 2011 and its members have since responded to and
assisted with more than 150 stranded marine mammals. The ALMMSN team
performs field and lab-based stranding response, as well as conducts marine
mammal research. ALMMSN also has a new, state-of-the-art necropsy facility
opening on DISL grounds in Spring 2015.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to almmsn at disl.org. If you have
questions or would like further information about the position, please
contact ALMMSN Stranding Coordinator *Noel Wingers* at 251-861-2141 x7547
or almmsn at disl.org.
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