[MARMAM] IMMS post-doctoral researcher

Jonathan Pitchford jpitchford at imms.org
Tue May 12 12:28:58 PDT 2015

IMMS is seeking a full-time post-doctoral researcher to support ongoing wild dolphin population studies and development of additional projects appropriate to the mission of IMMS.  Duties will include data analyses, preparation of peer-reviewed manuscripts for publication, writing grant proposals, coordination and participation in collaborative research, and preparation of research reports for state and federal agencies.  The successful applicant will also participate in other research projects at IMMS including diamondback terrapin and sea turtle research.  Other activities include, but are not limited to dolphin and sea turtle stranding response and necropsy and education and outreach activities at IMMS.

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Researcher
Organization: The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS)
Location: Gulfport, MS
Job Category: Full-time, salary
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Last Date to Apply: Open until filled

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

*         U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status

*         Ph.D. in biological or environmental science or comparable program

*         Experience writing grant proposals

*         Experience writing and publishing scientific manuscripts

*         Thorough understanding of statistical analyses and population dynamics including modern analytical and modeling approaches

*         Experience with scientific data collection and management including quality control procedures for ensuring data accuracy

*         Experience with computer programs Microsoft Access and Excel, Darwin, and ArcGIS

*         Experience operating and maintaining water quality instrumentation, GPS devices, digital cameras, boats, and jet skis

*         Ability to work in physically demanding environments (e.g., cold weather, extreme heat, rain, humidity, prolonged exposure to biting insects)

*         Attention to detail in all facets of work

*         Ability to work closely with a team of researchers

*         Excellent communication skills

*         Excellent writing skills

*         Positive attitude, enthusiasm, and established work ethic

*         Full-time employment for a minimum of two years

*         Chance to contribute to an ongoing bottlenose dolphin photo-identification project in an understudied region within the northern Gulf of Mexico

*         Opportunities to participate in a variety of research projects and education programs at IMMS

*         Opportunities to design and develop future research projects at IMMS
The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is an equal opportunity employer. You can learn more about the Institute at www.imms.org<http://www.imms.org/>.  To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Jonathan Pitchford at jpitchford at imms.org<mailto:jpitchford at imms.org>.

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